Latest posts by Rezwan from September, 2008
Ever since the Uruguay government had started to implement the Ceibal project, with the goal of providing one free XO laptop to every public school student, a transformation has began. The children of Uruguay who are receiving these XO laptops are embracing them as a part of their lives.
We present to you the first Rising Voices Blog Carnival. We requested articles from different Rising Voices grantees communities. The topic is "What is the biggest celebration in your community each year?"
Many REPACTED members have their own blogs now but they can rarely update because of costly Internet connection. They have produced videos and images of their magnet theater production aimed at behavioral change in marginal societies in Kenya but cannot upload in their blogs because of slow Internet connection. Read about their challenges and dreams.
Remember Suso? The plights of the garbage collector in San Javier La Loma in Medellín was brought to the community's attention by the citizen journalists of the Rising Voices grantee in Colombia. Now he lives in a new house built by the community. Read about this and more updates.
Voces Bolivianas project started citizen media workshops in the city of El Alto in Bolivia in September 2007. Since then its blog outreach workshops spread out and covered almost two third of the country and had a lot of success. Through use of blogs many people of Bolivia, especially some of the indigenous population now have their voices to tell their stories to the world and fight discrimination.