What We Do

Internet Access, Legal rights education and empowerment through technology
Internet Access

Internet Access

Our mobile wifi for refugees will work anywhere. In camps and on the road. Access to the internet is one of the most powerful tools for a displaced person. It is a free whatsapp call home, it is google translate, downloadable maps, legal rights information in Arabic, Farsi, Dari, pashto, Tigrinya, Amharic. When you have no state, no home and an unknown future, it is a way to tell the whole world.

Communicating to Communities

Communicating to Communities

Refugees face an uphill legal battle in Europe to establish there human rights as refugees. This process must be understood and pushed for by the refugees them selves. We endevor to teach these legal rights and complex processes so that displaced persons can take control of there own future.

Technology Education

Technology Education

We help refugees use technology to learn languages, explore their local communities and gain key skills. We do this with the laptops in our Info Bus as well as the mobile phones already in their pockets.

Our Story

Our Story

The Info Bus began life as an old horsebox, purchased, stripped-out, cleaned-up, converted and adapted into mobile office and WiFi hotspot for refugees living in northern France, all work done by volunteers. Now, every morning the Refugee Info Bus is driven into the Calais camp. There, its doors are flung open, the mobile data mast goes up, and refugees’ mobile phones ping to life with messages and dialing tones.   The Refugee Info Bus helps around 500 individuals a day access the technology and resources they so badly need. Refugees who own smartphones mainly use the free WiFi to contact their family and friends in their home countries. All have undertaken dangerous journeys, fleeing conflict and persecution, and it has made a huge difference to be able to contact their loved ones. But in addition to calls home, WhatsApp messages, and Facebook groups, a brief walk around the daily crowd of WiFi users will reveal people accessing language learning apps, European news websites, and sometimes a music video or two.

Info Bus Friends and Family

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