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The Massive Educational Deficit in Developing Countries: Part 1

March 9, 2017

In an effort to expand conversations around education, I’ve begun to reach out and engage global storylines. I had a remarkably enlightening discussion with Katrin Macmillan, founder and CEO of Projects for All, a non-profit human rights organization providing services to developing countries. The organization’s mission, founded in 2013, is to empower communities facing human rights challenges by providing (…)

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How Education for All Empowers Underserved Communities

March 6, 2017

Across the globe, roughly 263 million youth aren’t enrolled in school. This means roughly one in five children don’t have access to the books, the teachers and the mentoring they need to reach their full potential. Quality education for all isn’t only about improving job prospects and economic security, either: In communities where access to education is limited, health outcomes take a hit (…)

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

January, 2017

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 [insert innovative solution] dumped in schools with the promise of a ’silver bullet solution’.

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A school isn’t just a building. So much more is needed to make education a success.

November 15, 2016

If you have spent any time in Africa, it is impossible not to be affected by the multitude of problems that people are facing every day. The future of the continent, and its ability to play its part on the world stage (…)

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Can Internet Kiosks Facilitate Meaningful Learning in Remote Places?

November 7, 2016

The Avenues mission reminds us that being part of Avenues means both focusing on the lives of our students and shaping education on a global scale beyond Avenues campus walls. Project Hello World is a nonprofit organization based in the United Kingdom. It helps communities in remote regions (…)

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Project Hello World and Avenues

November 7, 2017

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 vendor (…)

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Why Uganda? Projects For All founder Katrin Macmillan on why Hello Hubs are important to rural communities

May 01, 2016

PED recently announced our collaboration with Projects for All to bring Hello Hubs to Uganda this fall. We sat down to discuss the partnership with Projects for All founder Katrin Macmillan and our shared vision to bring digital learning (…)

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Uganda gets connected with the help of Keena and Hello World

April 30, 2016

Photographers have the remarkable ability to capture and share the beauty of humanity with people around the world. It is in this spirit that Keena and Stebs, Keena’s long time best friend and creative accomplice, reached out to Projects For All, a non-profit that brings off-the-grid learning centers and internet hubs to communities with no access to education.

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Hello Sugata, Hello Uganda!

December 05, 2015

Most of us take Skype for granted these days, but for a group of children in sub-Saharan Africa it’s nothing short of magic. Yesterday morning Sugata beamed into Hello Hub Uganda to talk to a group of children who had never used this technology before. Initially, there was a lot of nervous giggling while it sunk in that when they waved, this strange man on the computer screen responded to them in real time.

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How solar-powered computers are empowering underprivileged children

October 08, 2015

Attempts to educate underprivileged children and youth in rural areas without access to schooling area nothing new. There are many people and organizations who admirably want to help and showcase the importance of education; however, the issue becomes not only finding a solution that works (…).

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Suleja Hello Hub and Hope Industrial Monitors

September 25, 2015

Here’s an interesting application for our ruggedized industrial displays. Projects For All, a UK based NGO, has incorporated Hope Industrial Systems monitors into outdoor, solar-powered, internet-enabled computer kiosks called Hello Hubs. As you know, our monitors are built tough to withstand the rigors of the factory floor (…)

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Disruptive technology has the ability to initiate change

September 24, 2015

Disruptive technologies are impacting every aspect of daily life, from streaming media services like Netflix to wearable fitness devices such as Nike Fuelbands. Everyday businesses are becoming increasingly convenient, personalised and above all human. However, we are increasingly realising the ability for new technologies to initiate change and do good.

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A project for everyone

September 24, 2015

Let’s imagine a world where every child has access to education. Where every child is free to grow and learn through the wonderful world of education. Where every young person is included. But this imagining is just that for millions of children all around the world, an imagining. Many live in remote locations, in poverty, or are escaping conflict, and for these children attending traditional forms of schooling is just not possible.

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Project Hello World

September 22, 2015

Project Hello World launched in Nigeria in 2013 to provide isolated and vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa with educational content and Internet access through outdoor solar-powered and Internet-enabled computer stations, the Hello Hubs. The innovative program success has come largely from its focus on empowering local community members to install, maintain, and train these technological hubs.

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Keeping it real with Adeola

September 16, 2015

Project Hello World was featured in “Keeping it Real with Adeola”, an online news show by a fiercely independent media enterprise, SaharaTV. SaharaTV is a broadcast outlet of SaharaReporters, the groundbreaking online news medium commonly referred to as the “Wikileaks of Africa”.

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Born lucky

September 10, 2015

It’s luck that affords us privilege, luck of birth. I suspect we want to feel special, somehow worthy of the luxuries we were born into, luxuries like a place to live, in a country where there is no war, food to eat, an education, sexual and reproductive rights, the luxury of raising our children in a place where we can expect them to be safe. Too few people are born with these luxuries.

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The importance of digital literacy in Afghanistan

June 18, 2015

Down a dusty side street and behind walls crowned with razor wire, a roomful of girls huddle around the blank screens of a dozen desktops. The power outage—a frequent occurrence in Kabul and in much of Afghanistan—seems to faze no one. The painted outline of a computer keyboard on a blackboard serves as a reminder of the students’ determination (…)

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Every Number Tells a Story

June 17, 2015

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Judith Mueller writes how she tells compelling stories using data and more importantly how she teaches communities to tell their own stories with data and numbers. We all have sets of numbers that we can use to tell individual stories. What are your numbers, and what story do they tell?

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Making the whole earth Internet big enough for children

May 15, 2015

When Project For All set out to design an Internet Hub for school children in Suleja, Nigeria, experienced planners raised an important concern: How could they assure older boys would not monopolise the computers?

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Class in a computer

May 15, 2015

Outdoor computers are helping to educate children in areas that do not have schools or teachers. For children in Suleja, a town in Central Nigeria, using a computer to learn has become a way of life. Every day, they gather at the Hello Hub, an outdoor-solar powered computer kiosk. The kids are able to connect to the outside world—and go to school.

Welcome to the World “Hello Hub” Suleja!

February 26, 2015

Inspired by Sugata Mitra’s TED talk and a desire to provide access to open education, Katrin Macmillan and Roland Wells came up with the idea of Hello Hubs, a concept which has proved itself to be a solution for digital education.

Katrin Macmillan on This Day Live

February 03, 2015

Katrin Macmillan, Founder and CEO of Projects For All, sits down with Juliette Foster and discusses the successes of the Hello Hub’s first year in Suleja and the plan for Project Hello World in 2015.

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How do kids learn where there are no teachers?

December 11, 2014

A non-profit called Projects for All has a plan for educating children without schools: Turn them loose on outdoor computer kiosks in their community. Does a child really need a human teacher in order to learn? Most experts will tell you yes, definitely, that teachers make learning easier and give it direction and context.

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Meet The Woman Who is building digital Schools

December 11, 2014

“Katrin Macmillan is digitally democratizing education, she recently spoke about it at SXSW and she’s one of the most aspiring female social entrepreneurs I have ever met.” That’s how I was introduced to Katrin. I thought, “Sounds exciting, but what does digitally democratizing education really mean?”

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Off-grid kiosk brings education and internet to Nigeria

December 02, 2014

In many parts of Africa, a lack of adequate infrastructure means that it’s simply not practical to build a school and employ a teacher to give kids an education – but there are alternatives. The Hello Hub is a solar-powered kiosk that features two touchscreen computers loaded with educational software (…)

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Solar-powered kiosks bring free education to communities that can’t afford teachers

November 26, 2014

A machine could—theoretically—replace teachers in places where schools are scarce.
Seven months after terrorists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, many local students are afraid to go to school.

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How to achieve success bigger than you are

November 26, 2014

If you want it done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. That’s why entrepreneurs struggle with delegating important responsibilities—too much is at stake, especially when starting something new. There is no room for error. Nonetheless, a resilient, mature organization incorporates many talents in meeting goals everyone cares about.

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HUGH JACKMAN: Connecting to Nigeria for Giving Tuesday

November 13, 2014

Living cut off from the world with no schools, functioning businesses, or public services is the premise of many post-apocalyptic films and TV programs. Isolation is a natural incubator for drama. A minor injury might become infected and prove fatal. With no access to information, you are vulnerable (…)

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From aid to empowerment: how “Project Hello World” is closing the digital divide in Nigeria

September 09, 2014

Rural development remains a concern of many developing countries despite impressive advances in technology and increase in intensive developmental policies. Sustainable development and poverty alleviation in rural areas depend on effective common resources management and local governance.

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Helping underserved community access the internet without barrier

September 04, 2014

The community benefiting from Project Hello World has no doubt improved the lives of its members. The testimonial recorded is a huge success to the founders, and while many would have doubted the relevance of the project in the community, Mr. Aliyu Zubairu, has attested to the fact that it has provided solutions (…)

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New Ideas About Online Community…from Africa

August 27, 2014

President Obama’s pledge to mobilize more than $30 billion of investment for Africa reflects the consensus of a continent on the move. Certainly, the rapid spread of mobile technologies has piqued the interest of telecom and internet companies. Nonetheless, many proposals seem to suggest failed models from the past; models which sought (…)

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How solar-powered computers are empowering underprivileged children

August 19, 2014

Attempts to educate underprivileged children and youth in rural areas without access to schooling area nothing new. There are many people and organizations who admirably want to help and showcase the importance of education; however, the issue becomes not only finding a solution that works (…)

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Go green, Africa

July 10, 2014

Before recycling became a trendy buzzword in the West, Africa proved itself time and again to be persistently resourceful. The Hello World project is built on this resourcefulness, tapping into the power of the sun to bring the Internet to remote locations in Nigeria.

The life of a Millennial

March 27, 2014

Join host Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y. This week Andrew is joined by Caleb Balaban and Caleb Flynn to discuss what millennials are doing today. KRUU founding board member Caleb Flynn, who recently returned from Nigeriais Project Hello World’s engineer. Working for the past 10 years as an IT consultant Caleb manages physical and online resources for corporate and community organisations (…)

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Projeto leva escolas digitais a comunidades africanas

March 27, 2014

Comunidades constroem seus computadores e aprendem como a internet pode ajudá-las a encontrar soluções para seus problemas. Nigéria está situada na África Ocidental, e a cidade de Suleja fica no centro do país onde 46% das pessoas vivem abaixo da linha da pobreza. Geograficamente, a cidade está lá, mas, mesmo assim, parte da população se sente fora do mapa.

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First outdoor solar-powered computer Hub launches in Nigeria

March 26, 2014

“Project Hello World”, is an initiative that provides Internet access and digital education to underprivileged African communities. The first of the outdoor solar-powered computer stations, called ‘Hello World Hubs’, has been installed in Nigeria and is expected to reach over 2,000 children and adults (…)

 

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SXSW: 8 Women to watch and 10 must-see panels

March 07, 2014

(…) MacMillan’s human rights work extends across the world to places like South Africa, Nigeria, DRC and Australia. She’s worked as a development consultant for the World Bank, the International Centre for Energy Environment and Development and USAID. She’s currently focusing on the initiative Project Hello World, a child-leg digital education (…)

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Barbarian Group Works with Projects For All to help developing communities

March 02, 2014

The Barbarian Group is handling “branding and identity work, design and development of the website and ongoing social media efforts” for Project Hello World, an initiative by Projects For All, “that provides internet access and digital education (…)

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2014 SXSW INTERACTIVE SESSION SPOTLIGHT: DIGITALLY DEMOCRATIZING EDUCATION

March 01, 2014

Katrin Macmillan founded Projects For All in 2013 with the aim of helping communities solve their problems to improve their lives and ours. This installment of the Session Spotlight features Macmillan’s SXSW Interactive panel titled “Digitally Democratizing Education”, which will discuss democratizing access to education by implementing digital infrastructure (…)