Tag Archives: Education

Solar technologies offer hope in post-disaster Nepal

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Avishek Malla Director of Engineering and Operations for SunFarmer Nepal, a subsidiary of SunFarmer International Location: Kathmandu, Nepal “Farmers in Nepal could never in their lives imagine having a solar-powered pump” In 2015, Nepal was hit by a series of devastating crises. One earthquake was followed by another, and the year ended with… […]

When villages become education hubs: the work of the Akaa Project in Ghana

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Lauren Grimanis Founder, The Akaa Project Location: Eastern Ghana / Boston, Massachusetts “I love the notion of bringing things back to the village”. When Lauren Grimanis first visited Ghana, she was a senior in high school. It was July 2007, and she was working on her college applications. She only stayed there for… […]

Children in rural Ghana empowered by access to information, IT skills

Wednesday September 28th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Josephine Marie Godwyll Founder and National Coordinator at Young at Heart Ghana Location: Ghana “The missing link most of the time is information”. Rural communities have a tremendous amount to gain from access to information. The internet offers potential solutions to many of the problems that make rural life difficult, but these are… […]

Cambridge students bring tech to Indian students, inspire learning

Sunday September 18th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Moni Gupta Co-founder of Mobile Education for Smart Technology Location: India / Cambridge, UK “The same thing they are learning in their books they can explore with this technology and build up more creativity”. Today, Moni Gupta is a PhD student in chemistry at the University of Cambridge. But she remembers her time… […]

Energy and ICT for educational inclusion in Latin America

Thursday July 21st, 2016 - Javier González Díaz

Although Latin America has experienced a successful decade of reduction in poverty and inequality, it continues to be the most unequal region in the world1. The persistence of high levels of social injustice is not accidental: its profound structural causes are rooted in unfair political, economic and social institutional frameworks, which have been shaped throughout… […]