We believe that Information and Communication Technology: ICT-skills empowers people and accellerates development. ICT therefore has the potential of increasing the gap between the rich and the poor: those who have access to ICT and those who do not. But, ICT also has the potential of closing that gap.
This website wants to help people from rural and poor communities to improve their ICT skills and apply those skills to improve their lives and achieve, whatever they want:
- a college or university degree
- more profit from your business or more yields from your fields.
- bringing up your children safely and full of health...
Rural Web started in 2011 and thrives on volunteers only. The video above is our application for a Shuttleworth Fund. It explains what we would want to do in the coming year. Continue reading in our weblog >>
Stories of Success:
Here is an example of how knowledge can be spread via ICT. It is important to wash hands regularly to prevent diseases. However, in rural communities you also don't want to spend too much time on fetching water. The Tippy tap is simple to make and efficient in usage: washing hands with this tap will take less water! Here's how to make one:
More about the Tippy tap:
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