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SAWBO – Scientific animations

Scientific Animations Without Borders™ (SAWBO) is a University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, disease and women’s empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world. All SAWBO animations are made freely

Thare Machi Education

We take simple life-saving information and make it accessible by some of the world’s poorest people – especially women and children. We do this by making interactive audio visual lessons in the user’s own language. The interactivity means the user has to answer questions correctly in order to complete the lesson. There is also a quiz for


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.

Soft Production Afrca

Soft Production Africa 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.  The youth program already has 8 participants.  When they sign up, they note

September Update

What’s up? As expected, Rural Web has continued to grow and develop in the past half year. Developments took a slower pace than planned, but still: we can be proud of our achievements! Rweb in actionRural Web (Rweb) is a community of people who believe life long learning and ICT skills form the keys to development.

University of the People

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. The University embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring tuition-free undergraduate degree programs to qualified high school graduates around the world. UoPeople offers Associates and Bachelors

Solar Bottle Bulb

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,

Isaac Waithaka

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

Organisation changes

In March this 2014, Inemarie Dekker indicated she had to quit being Rural Web’s manager by lack of time because of the success of her own company. We are very glad for her and wish her the very best. We also thank her from the bottom of our hearts for all that she’s done for

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