Rural Web News
World Water Day
22 Mar - In light of World Water Day we've collected some infographics on drinking water on pinterest. Varying from explenations of the global water crisis to methods to purify water and make it drinkable;
Thare Machi's Ebola course
14 Jan - Thare Machi Education spreads basic health education throughout the poorest communities of the world by interactive DVDs and online lessons, free of charge. A lesson on how not to contract ebola is also available from their website: http://tme.org.uk
. In total there are 32 lessons on basic health in 55 different languages.
Leaflet for PI
25 Okt - I made this leaflet in English and Dutch for the MyWorld event which I've been at on 25 October 2014 in Utrecht. A lot of interesting workshops were given, including one by Inemarie Dekker.
The leaflet was made especially for the Dutch PI Sector - private initiatives in development. The coming months we will actively seek collaboration with this sector.
Soft Production Africa
30 Sept - Soft Production Africa (SPA) is a a graphic and webdesign bureau which also gives practical training in marketing and design to youngsters, which helps them to sell more products. Kim Nooij visited them while in Ghana and wrote a blog about this inspring enterprise.
University of the People
28 Aug - University of the People (UoPeople) is the world's first non-profit, tuition- free, accredited online university dedicated to opening the gates to higher education for all individuals otherwise constrained.
» Youtube - Shai Reshef: an ultra-low-cost college degree
Solar Bottle Bulb
16 May - The idea of using plastic bottles for daylight was first pioneered by Alfredo Moser from Brazil in 2002 and by MIT students in 2011. You can light up a dark room by installing a water or soda bottle filled with water and bleach in the roof. The water will refract any sunlight falling on the bottle, mimicking an electric light bulb of 40-60 W.
» How to build it
27 March - Isaac Waithaca comes from a humble family in Kenya and met unbelievable hardship in life. Incredibly strong and inspiring of character, he has overcome and continues to be an inspiration for all and he keeps volunteering to change the lives of the less fortunate. Read his incredible story and the role ICT played. This story is based on an older version of his autobiography, which he recently greatly expanded.
27 Feb - The tippy tap is a hands free way to wash your hands that is especially appropriate for rural areas where there is no running water. It is operated by a foot lever and thus reduces the chance for bacteria transmission as the user touches only the soap. It uses only 40 millilitres of water to wash your hands versus 500 millilitres using a mug. Additionally, the used waste-water can go to plants or back into the water table.
» via Google
» on Youtube