About us

Education Beyond Barriers

Our Mission

Information is powerful. It gives individuals the tools to forge a better life, and communities the power to sculpt their collective future. Pushing beyond frontiers both figurative and physical, NetFreedom Pioneers creates the products, systems, and partnerships that bring valuable and life-changing information to those most in-need. 

Our Vision

NetFreedom Pioneers’ vision is of a fully connected world with unhindered access to educative and empowering digital resources including online social communities, educational resources, supportive advocacy content, news and current events, and other media.

In our vision of this world even the smallest of minorities, the most disenfranchised, and the heavily censored have just as available and quality digital access to the same resources and information as the tech-savvy and equipped. The Syrian refugee in Jordan, the remote islander in Polynesia, the lone transgender villager in Iran, the Latin American Guarani grandmother, the displaced Roma in Europe, the homeless veteran in the United States, the Dalit in India, and the Sikh worshipper in Pakistan will all have equal access to information, and thus all of us will have equal access to each other.

To this end NFP develops and employs innovative satellite, internet, and mobile technologies that can overcome the largest digital barriers to empowering and educating people around the globe.

Our Priciples

NetFreedom Pioneers puts the Digital Principles into practice through its policies, processes and activities.

Design With the User
User-centered design starts with getting to know the people you are designing for through conversation, observation and co-creation.
Design for Scale
Achieving scale requires adoption beyond an initiatives pilot population and often necessitates securing funding or partners that take the initiative to new communities or regions.
Understand the Existing Ecosystem
Well-designed initiatives and digital tools consider the particular structures and needs that exist in each country, region and community.
Address Privacy & Security
Addressing privacy and security in digital development involves careful consideration of which data are collected and how data are acquired, used, stored and shared.
Be Collaborative
Achieving scale requires adoption beyond an initiatives pilot population and often necessitates securing funding or partners that take the initiative to new communities or regions.
Build for Sustainability
When an initiative is data driven, quality information is available to the right people when they need it, and they are using those data to take action.
Use Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source, and Open Innovation
An open approach to digital development can help to increase collaboration in the digital development community and avoid duplicating work that has already been done.

Board of Directors

 

Mehdi Yahyanejad

Mehdi Yahyanejad

President

 Maryam Abolfazli

Maryam Abolfazli

Treasurer

Tiffany Cotter

Tiffany Cotter

Secretary

Poncelet O. Ileleji

Poncelet O. Ileleji

Board Member

Susan Schober

Susan Schober

Board Member

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