A NEW PARADIGM OF EDUCATION:
SOLAR-POWERED OUTDOOR INTERNET HUBS
“Considering how difficult it has been
for even a wealthy country like the
United States to bring Internet access
to its own schools, the accomplishment
of Project Hello World cannot be
BLOG: LIZ SMITH VISITS UGANDA AND TALKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE HELLO HUBS ON THE COMMUNITIES
Very often, it is pure coincidence that we meet the people who become involved in Projects For All. One of those serendipitous moments occurred when Liz Smith from New York City read an article about the Bottles to Buildings project that Katrin Macmillan set up in Nigeria. At that time, Liz was working on a project in Tanzania to recycle plastic bottles into bags for Whole Foods. She contacted Katrin to exchange ideas, and soon the two women started to think about what the next generation of these projects could be. It was through these conversations that they developed Bottles to Blankets, a business plan aimed at recycling plastics and creating jobs in Africa, while supplying refugees with fleece blankets. Even though they haven’t yet found the funding to launch this project, they remain friends and supporters of each other’s work.
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.
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.
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 tackle the education deficit and give communities the tools to educate themselves and share their voice.
HOW IT WORKS
The Hello Hubs are a radical new approach to learning, where before, learning barely existed. A new paradigm is needed if we want to make a real difference and bring education to communities with no or limited access to formal schooling.
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.