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Inspiring Girls to Become Tech Entrepreneurs

In Moldova, 17-year-old Dana worked with a group of high school students to build an app to help others in their community stay informed about events happening in their city. Their team — team NANDA — is one of seven in Moldova that participated in the Technovation Challenge, a program that teaches young women about...

How Can Tablet Computers Support Education in the World’s Slums?

This blog post was originally published by EIFL. Visit their website to read the full post.  In Kibera — a vast urban slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya — children often learn in classrooms that do not have electricity, computers, or internet access. They typically struggle to pass exams because their schools don’t have...

Tackling Illiteracy Through Libraries in Asia

This post was originally published by READ Global. Read the complete post on their website. “My...

How New Information Hubs are Advancing Agriculture in Serbia

Increased agricultural productivity is key to boosting incomes and creating jobs in rural Serbia. And for farmers to increase their productivity, they need access to agricultural information and training, along with access to markets and financial opportunities. In Jagodina, a rural town in central Serbia, the local public library partnered with the farming community to...

Mentoring Romanian Youth For Success

In Romania, youth unemployment remains a serious issue — according to the ILO, the country’s youth unemployment rate has stagnated at 24.40 percent since 2011. There is a clear gap between the technology skills Romanian employers require and the knowledge and skills that young people in Romania possess. So in 2013, Biblionet, TechSoup, and Microsoft...

Driving Women’s Political Representation in Bhutan

In Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom renowned for the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), half the...

Libraries in Ukraine Prepare Citizens for Elections

Citizens in Ukraine will take to the polls on May 25th to vote in the presidential elections and in a number of local elections against the backdrop of growing tensions and political uncertainty. However, libraries in Ukraine continue to play a critical role in bridging the communication gap between citizens and local governments to address...

Measuring the Library Movement in Bangladesh

Ingrid Bon (from the governing board of IFLA) and I were in Bangladesh last week, exploring along with Save the Children’s Bangladesh office how the country’s libraries might contribute to early literacy efforts. There are around 130 government public libraries in the country at the district level, and another several thousand at the village level...

How Can Tech Help Girls Improve Their Lives?

Imagine a space where girls can access the information they need and learn about technology for...

Engaging Women in Bhutan’s Growing Democracy

In Bhutan, women occupy only 4% of the leadership roles at the local government level, and...

6 Innovative Tech Programs Happening in Libraries

From creating online magazines for youth to holding group exercise classes using Wii video game consoles,...

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