In recognition of the International Day for Rural Women, we’re putting the spotlight on an institution that is redefining education and empowering the world’s rural poor in a very tangible, locally meaningful way.
Agriculture is a major source of employment in developing countries, but farmers in those countries often must contend with the challenge of accessing the education they need to improve their livelihoods. The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project aims to address this problem by introducing volunteer farmer trainers (VFTs) in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.
One in nine people globally lack access to an improved water source and, of those, nearly half are concentrated in Africa. U.S social enterprise, PITCHAfrica, has found an innovative way to address this issue, improve education and bring the community together with the creation of a water-harvesting soccer stadium in Kenya.
Architecture firm NLÉ has developed an innovative floating school in Makoko, a coastal slum in Lagos, Nigeria. The Makoko Floating School prototype is the first of a three phase project designed to mitigate climate change and urbanization issues in African coastal communities.
Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi are the inventors behind the Keepod, an 8 GB USB drive that contains its own operating system with complimentary apps all running on the Android OS. The issues these inventors are seeking to address are the connectivity concerns found with schools in the Global South. Schools strapped for cash often receive their computers as donations …
Teachers and textbooks are not easily mobilized to crisis-affected and remote rural areas. The Mobi-Case is a portable, suitcase-sized digital classroom containing a projector, speaker, laptop, scanner and free educational content. It provides many of the tools needed to enable education service delivery in hard-to-reach regions anytime, anywhere.
In a Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE), groups of students research a designated topic or question on the Internet, finding the information for themselves instead of being taught it by a teacher. SOLEs capitalize on children’s sense of exploration and curiosity, allowing them to engage with the material and teach each other.