Our mission

CDN expands access to education in low-cost ways to connect the unconnected. We mobilize youth service ambassadors (YSAs) to train in local learning centers.
Our 5G wifi hotspots offer "the best of the web offline" with preloaded digital libraries. Multilingual African learning tools are made by locals for locals.
Youth-led centers foster management skills & leadership, opening global education & jobs in unprecedented ways.

Our history

We are passionate about connecting the unconnected. Our family has spent 16 years learning from locals and connecting new dots. With 4 kids 4 and under, we have trekked Himalayan villages of Asia and rural fields in Africa. We have learned that knowledge worth knowing is knowledge worth sharing.
Receiving kindness and wisdom from many, we now try to build bridges so others may also cross
Knowledge is Eternal
Elimu Haina Mwishi

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CDN?

CDN stands for Community Development Network. CDN is a nonprofit NGO providing access to knowledge and skills to the unconnected.

Our Mission

Creating knowledge bridges, empowering the youth in the community not connected. CDN provides training, scholarships, and educational resources to individuals and communities where poverty is rife. CDN bolsters local partners who liaise with other local & international experts to do needs-assessments, create strategic plans, design & execute programs, and support reporting/evaluation activities. CDN accepts referrals from CDN consultants, existing partners, and other requests in harmony with CDN principles and our organizational objectives. The Earth’s greatest resources are its diverse peoples across the globe. Yet, many human beings are limited from reaching their potential. We aim to lift people and communities through locally-led initiatives focused on neighborhood self-reliance groups. We invite you to join our efforts.

How do we do it?

Through the youth in various community, we train, empower and equip volunteers with skills and set them up for success.

How do we measure success?

What value or impact have we made on the volunteer and participant? Asking ourselves this question, we check for changes in lifestyle, employment status, and employability.

Want to work with us?

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How can I get involved?

You can get involved by volunteering, donating, or joining one of our programs. You can inquire about volunteering or joining a program by filling out the form below. You can donate by visiting the 'Donate' section of our website.

Where can I find more information about your projects?

You can learn more about our projects by visiting the 'Projects' section of our website.

Work with us

Have questions or ideas to share with us? We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out and submit your inquiries, suggestions, or feedback. Your input is valuable in helping us make a positive global impact.