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June, 2009

Stories from June, 2009

13 June 2009

Voces Bolivianas: Honored For their Hard Work

The members of Voces Bolivianas (Bolivian Voices) are delighted to win an honorary mention in the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica awards. This international recognition will certainly boost their enthusiasm towards...

8 June 2009

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Ceibal Jam! is a community of volunteer programmers, instructors, and technologists who have all come together to develop educational applications for the XO laptops that are now in the hands...

5 June 2009

Hiperbarrio: Winner Of The Prix Ars Electronica Awards

Rising Voices grantee Hiperbarrio in Colombia won the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Digital Communities category and with it a 10,000 euro prize. The team members and well...

3 June 2009

Making Uruguay's 300,000 Laptops Count – Part I

Engineering a single laptop to serve the educational needs of young students throughout the developing world was probably the easiest piece of the puzzle. Helping teachers incorporate the new machines...

2 June 2009

Public Fund “Mental Health”: First Steps to Blogging

Public Fund "Mental Health" conducted it first blogging training session in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Project leader Nadezhda Vladimirova describes the challenges and opportunities of the new blogging project.

Nomad Green: The First Workshops

The first four workshops of the Rising Voices grantee Nomad Green were completed last month. About 60 participants were introduced to citizen media tools like blog, flickr, picasa, Youtube etc....