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FOKO: Expansion And Collaborations

We have got some exciting updates from the FOKO Madagascar project. FOKO has completed its expansion efforts in Northern Madagascar. The SAVA region and Antsiranana are now part of the FOKO network. More news from the project Blog:

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Last week we followed a group of volunteer students and professors from the University of the Republic who traveled to Santa Lucía, Uruguay to show primary school teachers how to incorporate the EduBlog platform into their classroom activities.

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Last week we followed a group of volunteer students and professors from the University of the Republic who traveled to Santa Lucía, Uruguay to show primary school teachers how to incorporate the EduBlog platform into their classroom activities.

Hiperbarrio: Winner Of The Prix Ars Electronica Awards

Rising Voices congratulates its grantee Hiperbarrio from Medellín, Colombia for winning the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Digital Communities category and with it a 10,000 euro prize. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media. From the Ars Electronica website:

Making Uruguay's 300,000 Laptops Count - Part I

Engineering a single laptop to serve the educational needs of young students throughout the developing world is no easy feat. Designers at MIT's Media Lab needed to keep the cost of the machine well below $200, and yet it required many of the same features that owners of traditional laptops have come to expect: a wireless internet connection, USB ports, a color display, a built-in webcam, and a processor powerful enough to record and render video files.

A New Era of Human Rights Advocacy

In our globalized world - where a single trip to the gas pump or supermarket is also an ethical decision which reveals our concern (or lack thereof) for the welfare of individuals and environments in other countries - it is readily apparent why we would need a global moral code to help guide our actions and their far-reaching repercussions.

Drop-In Center: Will Controlling Meds Cause More Harm?

Pavel Kutsev.
Rising Voices grantee Drop-In Center continues to discuss issues that impact people living with a drug addiction. On his Web blog, the organization's leader, Pavel Kutsev, reacted to the Ukrainian government's recent decision to tighten rules concerning medications that can be used by drug users to mitigate the abstinence syndrome (also known as drug withdrawal).

EWAMT-Yemen: First Workshop On Blogging Completed

Last month we introduced Ghaida'a Al Absi's project Empowerment of Yemeni Women Activists in New Media Techniques which will train a number of women activists of Yemen in collaboration with the Hand in Hand Initiative. It is one of the latest grantees of Rising Voices.

Blogging the Dream: Strategies and Challenges

The Orizonturi Foundation’s “Blogging the Dream” project has completed its practicum period and continues to develop and expand its Blogging Club.

FOKO: Doing More For The Community

Although many FOKO members were starting classes at University, April was a busy month with activities for FOKO Blog Club. Joan Razafimaharo summarizes a number of community events where the FOKO bloggers participated.

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