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Show Me The World

Show me the world

Show Me The World is an initiative to pilot appropriate technology that improves access to quality education in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Connecting remote communities

Hello Hubs

Throughout 2015 we funded three Hello Hubs: community built, outdoor, solar-powered Internet kiosks. The scheme is run by Projects for All (PfA), who aim to connect remote communities to learning by installing Hello Hubs. PfA is a non-profit organisation, with the mission to empower communities facing human rights challenges by providing support and partnership, guided by respect, trust and community ownership.

Every project they create is open source and designed to be owned and operated by the community, thus allowing its people to be the drivers of their own progression. PfA engineers work with communities to build the Hello Hubs, so that from wiring to construction the whole hub is built and maintained by the local community.

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Snapstory

Exploring how technology can drive impact makes sense for a Foundation with our heritage. Show Me The World supports innovative projects and harnesses the power of technology to connect some of the remotest places in the world. We hope to pilot many more technological leaps that will propel education access. One of the projects we're excited about right now, is a mobile application called Snapstory.

Snapstory is a mobile app that allows you to monitor programmes in real time using android technology. It allows staff delivering projects in Africa to capture stories about work on the ground so that donors on the other side of the world can get feedback in real time. The app saves valuable staff time by reducing data collection from being a multi-step manual process to a 2 step digital process. The aim is to improve the way school data is captured and used, as well as helping our partners tell their stories in the digital space.

Hello Kidibuli!

The Hello Hub at Kidubuli Community Centre in Western Uganda was the first and most challenging of all three builds. The community of Kidubuli is the most remote of all our sites, with a defined language barrier. The build started here on the last day of October in 2015 and was completed just 14 days later. The people of Kidibuli have taken the Hub to their hearts and it’s the most used of all three sites, active from dusk till dawn.

The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General 

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