HELLO WORLD BUILDS SOLAR-POWERED OUTDOOR INTERNET HUBS. BECAUSE EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
Our Hello Hubs allow children in developing countries to educate themselves, communicate with their friends and share their stories with a global online community. Exploring the world's body of knowledge without limitation gives them a realistic chance to create their own future.
BLOG: STORIES FROM THE HELLO HUBS
Long before the sun rises over the Ugandan village of Njara, Abu is up, kneading dough to make chapats, flatbreads that his mother will later fry and sell on the market. Abu – who everyone calls Tabu – is 16, a teenager, full of dreams and ambitions. Manchester United is his favourite football team, and he wears the club’s jersey with pride. Tabu has five siblings between 10 and 27 years of age, three of them are still at school, his father passed away four years ago. Life is challenging, making enough money to pay for school fees and books is a struggle.
HELLO HUB. HELLO WORLD. HELLO KIDUBULI!
Kidubuli is a remote village in the Tooro Kingdom of Uganda, 300km west of the capital of Kampala. Matoke trees and the ancient Kyaninga volcano nearby provide a spectacular and lush backdrop to this small community which is characterised by a rich and vibrant culture. Local schools are few and far between and too many of the local children cannot access them. So the community came together with Projects For All with one common goal: to bring education to the children of Kidubuli—and they began to build a Hello Hub. This film documents the process, from breaking ground, to the moment when Kidubuli got power and Internet access for the very first time.
SHARE THE MOMENT OF BUILDING A HELLO HUB
Not long now before the Hello World Book Vol. 1 will be published. In stunning photographs by Justin Keena, it documents the process of building a Hello Hub in Kidubuli, Uganda. You can pre-order the book from our online store. But because we just couldn't wait to show off the pictures, we would like to give you a little pre-view—in form of a cute set of postcards! If you would like to share the moment of building a Hello Hub, please send us your address and we will send you a set of postcards in return.
WHO WE ARE
We don't take "too idealistic, not possible, too hard" very easily. We are determined, tireless, and prepared to work outside the box in our endeavour to solve the education deficit and give communities a voice.
HOW IT WORKS
There are just a few things you need to know about the Hello Hubs. This is a radical new approach to learning, where before, learning barely existed. A new paradigm is needed if we want to make a real difference.
There are many ways to get involved. From becoming a design partner, or building a Hello Hub of your own, to donating or organising a fundraising event. We thank you for your support and would love to talk to you about your ideas.