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IMG_1209-impLifeplayer debuts in Bulenga, Uganda

Sarah Baird writes about how versatile the Lifeplayer can be to a community in Uganda.

HaileHaile’s story

The British Council in Ethiopia introduces us to Haile Berhe, an experienced English teacher who is now using our Lifeplayer. Read about what the Learn English Radio Project means to him.

light-Rwanda oct 09Video didn’t kill the radio star

Frank Reidy, a radio journalist and former Irish Army Major, writes about his experiences with radio in sub-Saharan Africa, from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide to radio soaps.

 

Energy

 

IMG_5339-imp[1]Why Kenya’s school laptops program isn’t the answer

In an exclusive for ONE, Phil Goodwin questions the Kenyan governments rollout of 1.2 million laptops in a country where 75 percent of the population lack reliable access to electricity.

Plug in AfricaEnergy access – a costly barrier to growth in Africa

Read all about Africa unplugged in Phil Goodwin’s well-received blog for The Energy Collective.

1965210_origThe hidden effects of energy poverty on students

Insightful and misunderstood aspects of energy poverty for children.

 

Education

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Classroom in a Microchip

Here in Zambia, this MP3 device is more than a portable entertainment center; it is a lesson, an entire classroom, a future for a child.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAeLearning in Africa is more than the Internet

Writing from the eLearning Africa conference and exhibition in Windhoek, Phil Goodwin discusses the practical limitations of ‘sexier’ technologies.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat Would We Do Without Teachers?

Laura Ruggles discovers the importance of properly trained teachers.

Grade-six-students-listening-to-stories-about-Zambia-300x200The Tale of the Trees

An engaging blog on trees and deforestation in Zambia from our Santa Clara intern Jack Bird.

9740534_origSimilar issues for urban and rural schools

American University of Paris intern Kathleen Buchholz writes about the similar energy problems facing urban and rural schools in Zambia.

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