Welcome to RACHEL Friends

Here you'll find information on building your own RACHEL server.
Familiarity with Linux is required.

If you want a ready-to-use RACHEL server, please visit our store.
All proceeds go back into the non-profit World Possible,
which develops, supports, and installs RACHEL.

What is RACHEL?
What is RACHEL Friends?

RACHEL, the Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning is a combination of freely available software and content modules that make it easy to bring online educational materials into places with limited or no internet access. The content is available in multiple languages and can be customized to suit local needs.

RACHEL Friends is a community effort to improve, expand, spread, and document RACHEL, the best ways use it, and experiences deploying it.

Building a RACHEL Server

Pick Your Hardware

RACHEL runs on a wide variety of hardware. We recommend the Intel CAP, for a rugged and reliable system, but you can run it on almost anything.

Get RACHEL Software

You can download pre-made disk images for the Raspberry Pi or build your own from scratch. We also have custom build scripts for the Intel CAP.

Customize

If you want to add more content to your RACHEL server, there is growing collection of content modules that you can install to meet your needs.

Preview RACHEL Distributions

This is the content included on our pre-configured servers.

RACHEL-Plus English
400GB

RACHEL-Pi English
64GB

RACHEL-Pi Spanish
64GB

RACHEL-Pi French
64GB

The Future: Join Us

World Possible wants to eliminate the digital divide that prevents people in remote areas from engaging with the rest of the world.

Bring RACHEL to places that the internet can't reach. Listen to the people there and support them in their efforts. Bring feedback to the RACHEL community so we can keep improving.

If you have the ability to gather free content, write code, or help others figure things out in the forums, please jump right in!

Want to support RACHEL Development?
Want a ready-to-use RACHEL server?

We sell pre-configured RACHEL servers at our online store.
All proceeds go back into the non-profit World Possible,
which develops, supports, and installs RACHEL.

You can also donate directly to World Possible.