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