About Us

Upega was founded in the Fall of 2013 by a group of university students with a shared background in information technology and interests in sustainability and education. Our idea is simple: to repurpose recycled computers and to make the Internet accessible to everyone.

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Our Mission

Upega, meaning “net” in Samoan (pronounced "oo-pen-gah"), is an initiative to establish technological learning centers in Pacific Island village communities, currently focusing on the community in Tiapapata, Samoa.

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Tiapapata

Tiapapata is a small village situated on the outskirts of Apia, the capital city of Samoa. Many of the residents of Tiapapata face limited access to computers, the internet, and educational resources.

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Get Involved

Help us provide technology and education resources to the Tiapapata community by becoming a volunteer, or by making a donation.

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