ABOUT $38,000 has been used to assist schools through the mEducation program, which is an initiative of the Vodafone Fiji Foundation.
This week, a team from the foundation has been in the Northern Division visiting schools in Bua, Cakaudrove and Macuata.
Foundation executive Ambalika Kutty said $38,392 had been used on 16 schools there.
"The mEducation initiative has definitely generated immense interest and no longer can be shelved but brought out in a big way to as many schools as possible," she said.
"This is to optimise students' learning in an enjoyable manner and something that they can look forward to.
"This initiative will definitely bridge the gap between the rural and urban schools in enhancing education at all levels."
Ms Kutty said the program was aimed at mobilising the community and promoting social change.
"Our students born in this era are digital natives while those born before this period are digital immigrants.
"When we understand this, we will definitely embrace technology that catalyses real positive social change."
Under the program, schools contribute half of the total cost and receive 10 Getek netbooks, one 3G router and internet connection for one year.
Naikavaki College of Bua was the first school in the North to benefit from the program.