Teaming up to bring high quality education to children in remote places: Projects For All and Avenues: The World School make a case at SXSWedu 2017

Date: 02 May, 2017  No Comments  admin

A few weeks ago, Projects For All and partner Avenues: The World School presented at the SXSWedu Conference in Austin, Texas. The organisation and the school teamed up to examine ways in which high quality education can be brought to children who have limited or no access to traditional schooling. We asked the team to

Guest post: Digital resources have the capacity to close the education deficit—so why haven’t they already?

Date: 08 Feb, 2017  1 Comment  admin

Technologies available today equip us with tools to finally close the education gap, in both access and quality, for good—but they also have the capacity to widen it. We’ve seen it over and over again: laptops, projectors, tablets, apps dumped in schools with the promise of a ’silver bullet solution’. One year, maybe even just

Guest post: Can Internet kiosks facilitate meaningful learning in remote places?

Date: 26 Jan, 2017  No Comments  admin

The Avenues mission reminds us that being part of our school means both focusing on the lives of our students and shaping education on a global scale beyond campus walls. Project Hello World is a non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom. It helps communities in remote regions of the world build solar-powered Internet kiosks

Working together in New York, and in the field: Hello World and Avenues: The World School

Date: 04 Jan, 2017  No Comments  admin

End of last year, Project Hello World and Avenues: The World School, New York, began a partnership to make quality education accessible to all. Our collaboration is wide-ranging, and covers research, development, and programming. The partnership brings together the development expertise of Hello World and the educational innovation of Avenues. The common goal of this

“We are really starting to see the true value of the Hello Hubs—and this is only the beginning.”

Date: 01 Dec, 2016  No Comments  admin

As Project Manager of Hello World, Drew Edwards is at the heart of the organisation’s operations. He liaises with communities, government officials and suppliers, and he orchestrates logistics. “Every organisation in our sector is working with fewer resources than they need and carrying heavier workloads than they ought in the pursuit of worthy missions. Recently, we

How a TED Talk by Sugata Mitra inspired a ‘school in the cloud’ for Africa, and beyond…

Date: 16 Nov, 2016  No Comments  admin

Three and a half years ago, Katrin Macmillan watched the TED Prize 2013 talk by Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, in which he discussed his ‘Hole in the Wall’ research project and stated his ambition to build a ‘school in the cloud’. Mitra wanted to find out if children who have

Project Hello World and Avenues: The World School: Partners in taking on the education deficit

Date: 08 Nov, 2016  No Comments  admin

Living in New York City, one of the most technologically savvy places on the planet, and being part of the Avenues community with access to the most state-of-the art-technology and educational resources available, it’s easy to forget what life was like before the Internet. It wasn’t that long ago that newspapers were bought from a

How Project Hello World is supporting Africa’s young entrepreneurs

Date: 26 Sep, 2016  No Comments  admin

We spoke to Emmanuel Tuhairwee, an innovative tour guide and sustainable tourism activist from Uganda, whose life has been transformed since the introduction of a Hello Hub in his village, Kidubuli, in October 2015. “I am the founder and director of Trek Rwenzori Tours, a travel company I set up not only to help local

Are digital resources making a real impact? Panel discussion gives insights into experiences and perspectives.

Date: 22 Sep, 2016  No Comments  admin

Last week, Project Hello World was invited to a google hangout panel discussion addressing the question of how digital resources are making an impact in the context of development work. The panel was co-hosted by the Center for Education Innovations (CEI), and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). Drew Edwards, Manager Project Hello World,

Liz Smith visits Uganda: “The Hello Hubs open up the World.”

Date: 22 Sep, 2016  No Comments  admin

“Access to a Hello Hub can transform lives. Hello Hubs will have a far reaching impact.” 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