Technology in the village: A radio station created in the village with mp3 and memory card

Here is an innovation technology which allows the villagers to get in distance on FM, the music that a neighbor is playing on memory card.

How is it made?

We insert in an MP3, a memory card containing pieces of music and we check the pieces of music on the card as we check FM radios frequencies.

Once the music got on the card by the radio well, the neighbors can listen the same pieces of music with in distance their radios even small.

Due to the lack of electricity in villages, the MP3 and the radio are connected to a battery.

I would like to develop that system in some Ségou village for some different purposes:

– Inform and make sensitive the rural people on the advantages of sending children to school, especially, girls

– Inform the rural populations about the contagious diseases and about their dangers on the society

– Record the African traditional songs which are of disappearing and make them listen to young generations

– Record tales, proverbs and stories of the village for the young generations

– Create songs tales competitions between small children of the villages, record and plays these songs tales in the village. The winners will get gifts for their works.

– The initiative is here, but needs some means to realize it:

–  Solar panel as source of electricity

–  A battery

– A big tape recorder

– A MP3

– And memory cards

 

 

 

Learning to use cameras

Yesterday, after much time of learning computer, sms and Internet in cybercafé center, the participants and I went to walk near the river Niger in Dioro. It was about to go to learn how to use cameras to make pictures and videos.

In villages, we always see this small device with tourists and projects people but, more people don’t know how to use it even if we always have curiosity to touch it. One of the purposes of this training is to teach to participants how to make photos and videos and use them in posts on blogs.

Each participant, with a camera, discovered the manner we use it. Every one made photos. When we have been back to the cybercafé center, they learnt how to transfer photos from cameras to computer, how to modify them and send them as files by mail to some others. They also learnt how to use pictures into post in blogs.