ASANKA is a content delivery platform hosted on a low-power device.
ASANKA is a content delivery platform hosted on a low-power device. The stored video, audio, and text content can be accessed via WiFi by 20+ devices.
For ASANKA cloud accounts:
For 64 GB: between 3.60 USD/month and 88 USD/24 months
For 128 GB: between 7.30 USD/month and 175 USD/24 months
For 250 GB: between 14.60 USD/month and 350 USD/24 months
For 350 GB: between 30 USD/month and 700 USD/24 months
ASANKA hardware pricing is as follows:
64 GB: 150 USD
128 GB: 200 USD
256 GB: 300 USD
400 GB: 400 USD
Schools and NGOs serving populations with low or no internet connectivity
The ASANKA device (hardware) is designed and sold separately from Asanka cloud (software).
The ASANKA device Operating System runs on a microSD card storage system with a minimum of 64 GB and a maximum of 400 GB. It uses 802.11n WiFi to distribute content and an Ethernet port to download desired content from the ASANKA cloud architecture.
ASANKA Cloud contains content fetched from each user’s ASANKA Cloud Account (ACA).
ASANKA is designed and built in Ghana. The content is created locally. It is country specific and locally relevant, and either designed internally or through subcontractors. Interview with manufacturer
Directly from manufacturer
As of August 2019, 200 units were sold in Ghana and Liberia. Interview with manufacturer
Type of telecommunication service provided (Mobile Internet, Fixed Internet, Satellite service, other)
Service needed for the product to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, satellite, other)
Is a fixed connection needed for the product to work?
(Smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other (specify), none)
Max number of connected devices at the same time.
(Uninterrupted prower supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other)
Average jitter and packet loss to download/upload information
Network connectivity, education, behavior change, other
To use the product, users need to register and log in with the username and password used for registration analytics. They can browse several categories on the ASANKA device: ASANKA Cloud, free resources, GES content and ASANKA World Interactive Games.
Asanka Cloud contains content fetched from each users Asanka Cloud Account (ACA).
Free resources tab delivers content described as Open educational resources (OER) and “freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. It is the leading trend in distance/open learning and is a consequence of the openness movement.”
GES Content contains the current syllabus for basic and senior high school. It addresses access challenges related to content, digital literacy and integration of ICT into any curriculum.
ASANKA World Interactive Games contains the girls’ empowerment complimentary game.
Bring media content to underserved African schools and homes in an accessible and low-cost format.
ASANKA has been implemented by several local Ghanian private schools and international NGOs such as CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) and Plan International. Interview with manufacturer
Content on ASANKA is country specific and complies with the local education curriculum. Interview with manufacturer
ASANKA has an analytics component that collects aggregate data. Implementing organizations (schools and NGOs) track performance for their own deployments. Interview with manufacturer
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