Réduire la fracture numérique pour les personnes du troisième âge en Colombie

Le programme colombien « AdulTICoProgram » a été récompensé par le Prix UNESCO-Confucius d’alphabétisation 2017 pour sa transmission de compétences numériques aux personnes âgées. Le prix d’alphabétisation a été décerné au Secrétariat des Technologies de l’information et de la communication de la ville d’Armenia, dans le département de Quindío, en Colombie. Le Secrétariat s’attache à améliorer les… Lire la suite Réduire la fracture numérique pour les personnes du troisième âge en Colombie

Music helping special needs children learn

Marvin Kisembo, 13, is one of the students at Hill Preparatory School’s special needs centre, whose life has been transformed by music therapy. As testified by his music teacher and family friend, Dennis Ntale, “It seemed like a joke when he started out. He could not articulate words. He had no rhythm and no concentration… Lire la suite Music helping special needs children learn

Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

One of the major drawbacks faced by school managers in Uganda are the high administrative costs such as electricity and fire wood bills, among others. There have always been press reports about some schools closing for holidays before the official Education ministry date or suspending meals due to budgetary constraints. David Ssemwogerere, the director of… Lire la suite Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

For tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece for the past two years after European states shut their borders in rapid succession, survival is no longer an issue. Instead, boredom and creeping despair about their future are their new enemies as they wait for months, even years, for their applications to relocate elsewhere in… Lire la suite Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities

After losing his sight, he came to realise the hardships differently abled people struggle with, especially in an environment characterized by limited resources and opportunities. But Jitender was not resigned to his fate. He got trained to use screen readers (software programs that allow visually impaired users to read text displayed on computer screens with… Lire la suite How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities

IN PICTURES: a festival is funding arts in the schools

The 31st annual Italian Street Painting Festival was held the last weekend of May at the grounds of the historic Mission in Santa Barbara, California—and these gorgeous creations may inspire you to go chalk your own sidewalk. Inspired by its sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy, the Santa Barbara event known as ‘I Madonnari’ was the… Lire la suite IN PICTURES: a festival is funding arts in the schools

Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

An Indian soap opera whose themes include acid attacks, domestic violence and high rates of abortion of female foetuses has quietly become one of the most-watched programmes on the planet. India’s public broadcaster announced in April that the audience for Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon – I, a woman, can achieve anything – had,… Lire la suite Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

This addictive video game is all about cleaning up the ocean

By now the problems associated with plastic – specifically its impact on the ocean – are widely understood. The common refrain is that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. But sometimes such statements are simply too big to fully comprehend. And when they no longer carry enough weight to… Lire la suite This addictive video game is all about cleaning up the ocean

A unique project is empowering women in rural Assam

Nizara Talukdar, in her mid 30s, is just another village woman in Assam who has grown up in poverty. But the times seem to have changed, as she has started to earn more through her innovative ideas, thanks to the Internet Saathi (Internet Assist) programme being implemented in various areas of Assam. The Internet Saathis… Lire la suite A unique project is empowering women in rural Assam

This 74-year-old lady is using her time, money & energy to educate underprivileged children

What do you think you will be doing in your Seventies?  At 74 years of age, Snehlata Hooda is busy running and managing a school for the underprivileged children. With over four decades of experience teaching at the Delhi government school, Gaurav Maa as she is fondly referred to says, “social work is in my… Lire la suite This 74-year-old lady is using her time, money & energy to educate underprivileged children