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Stories about Ségou Villages Connection

2 December 2016

How to Use the Internet to Protect and Pass on Traditions to Malian Youth

"Our mission is use information technology to preserve and promote Mali’s rich linguistic, material, and immaterial heritage."

17 February 2012

Ségou Connection: Introducing The Internet To 800 Villagers

The Ségou Connection "cruise for Internet literacy" on the river Niger, in Mali, in partnership with the Loire-Niger UNESCO heritage project has completed a two-week training tour of schools on...

20 January 2012

Ségou Villages: Cruising the River Niger for Internet Literacy

The Ségou Villages Connection project in Mali is taking an interesting turn, in partnership with a UNESCO heritage preservation program. Boukary Konaté, a 2011 Rising Voices grantee, is currently cruising...

2 January 2012

Rising Voices Year in Review 2011

Rising Voices looks back at some of the highlights from our work in 2011, including welcoming new grantees, forging new partnerships, and organizing citizen media outreach events. We would also...

30 October 2011

Ségou Villages: The Wisdom of Bambara Proverbs

Proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom. In Mali, many of these sayings can be found in the Bambara language, which is the most widely understood language in the country,...

8 September 2011

Ségou Villages: Hacking Together Rural Internet Access

What equipment is needed to access the internet in the rural Ségou villages of Mali? Boukary Konaté of the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connections describes how he is...

31 August 2011

Ségou Villages: Praying for Rain

During the month of August, residents of the Ségou region in Mali suffered from a scarcity of rain. This had negative repercussions on their agricultural activities, threatening the entire season....

22 August 2011

Featured Blogger: Oumar Dembélé

Meet Oumar Dembélé, a primary schoolteacher in Cinzana-Gare, one of Ségou Region villages. Oumar is also one of the participants in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection. In...

11 August 2011

Featured Blogger: Yaya Coulibaly

Yaya Coulibaly is an agronomist in Cinzana-Gare, a village located in the Ségou region. He is also a participant in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection, where he...

26 July 2011

Ségou Villages: Solidarity Within the Community

The new bloggers from the Ségou Villages Connection project in Mali have been writing about solidarity amongst the residents of the rural communities. These signs of solidarity can be seen...

5 July 2011

Ségou Villages: Words of Advice During Storms

The RV project Ségou Villages Connection succeeded in creating a radio station using only an MP3 player and memory cards. Oumar Dembélé, one of the newest bloggers of the project...

25 June 2011

Ségou Villages Connection: On An Outreach Tour To Villages In Mali

On the 18th of June, six members of the Ségou villages connection project hopped on in a very old mammywagon towards Dioro and its surrounding villages situated 70 kms away...

24 May 2011

Ségou Villages Connection: Mobile Internet Connecting People

Ségou Villages Connection, the Rising Voices grantee from Mali has a simple objective, linking the residents of rural villages and the larger cities of Mali using mobile phones and internet....