Qwifi - Hyperlocal Information Access without Internet
Technology is revolutionizing the world by providing tools for entrepreneurship, access to education, as well as life-enhancing information. Yet women in developing countries increasingly have limited access to technology, resulting in a digital gender divide. Women face a variety of barriers to mobile access, with data costs and illiteracy topping the list. Even if a woman has a device, she may not be able to use it to its full potential.
Zalaan Foundation Brings Audiopedia to Afghanistan Using Qwifi
Afghanistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world - and this is especially true for women. Female literacy levels are on average 17%, with high variation, indicating a strong geographical and gender divide. Rates as low as 1.6% are found in two southern provinces of the country. Women continue to be the number one victims of the country’s 30 years of warfare.
Audiopedia in a Ugandan Classroom
Need to play back our contents to a larger audience, like in a classroom? No problem! Simply plug our solar-powered Audiopedia player to an external loudspeaker, just as our colleague Kora did. 162 students in Bugomola, Uganda are now able to listen to vital knowledge about health, nutrition, family planning and more in their local language Luganda.
Volunteer Stories: Abantika from India
Audiopedia would be nothing without its volunteers. We would like to introduce you to some of them with our "Volunteer Stories". This one is about Abantika from India. She is an undergraduate student from the city of Kolkata pursuing her Bachelors in Microbiology.
Empowering Girls to Protect Paraguay's Subtropical Rainforest
How can we save the last remaining piece of continuous Atlantic rainforest in Paraguay from deforestation in the long term? By educating young rural and indigenous girls! This way they become ambassadors of change in their communities, ensuring a sustainable development.
Audiopedia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
As part of a private initiative, we provided three solar-powered Audiopedia Players to a hospital in the Democratic republic of the Congo. Here is an assessment of the first three months they have been in use.
Volunteer Stories: Memy from Rwanda
Audiopedia would be nothing without its volunteers. We would like to introduce to you some of them with our "Volunteer Stories". This one is about Memy from Rwanda.
Project Report Uganda
From October 19th to November 1st, 2017 we were traveling in Uganda. More specifically, in the region around Kyamulibwa, in southwestern Uganda (Masaka district). There we started distributing the first 100 Audiopedia players (another 400 will follow in the upcoming weeks and months).