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April 2011 Newsletter

WiderNet News

 

In the April 2011 Issue:

  • Sparkman Center for Global Health brings eGranaries to Universities in Zambia 
  • Staff Feature: Claudia Taylor and Committee Host Fundraiser for the WiderNet Project: High Rollers for Education Casino Night
  • 12-volt eGranary Demonstrated in Liberia
  • WiderNet and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) Reveal GDRL Prototype Locations
  • Zambia Knowledge Centre Praises eGranary Digital Library

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Sparkman Center for Global Health brings eGranaries to Universities in Zambia

Heather Lee from the Sparkman Center for Global Health, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, speaks about the installation of eGranaries in universities throughout Zambia and their impact on the medical students who use them.

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Staff Feature: Claudia Taylor and Committee Host Fundraiser for the WiderNet Project: High Rollers for Education Casino Night

As Thursday April 28th approaches, former WiderNet staff member, Claudia Taylor, and her committee work diligently to finalize their fundraising event which will raise money for the WiderNet Project. The High Rollers for Education Casino Night will take place on Thursday April 28th at Old Brick. The event will run from 7pm-midnight, and admission costs $5. Food, entertainment, and raffle prizes will be provided. Whether you like to play poker, black jack, roulette, or craps, HRE has something for everyone.

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12-volt eGranary Demonstrated in Liberia

During March, Cliff Missen visited colleges in Kakata and Cuttington, Liberia to demonstrate the newly developed 12-volt eGranary Digital Library to students and teachers.

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WiderNet and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) Reveals GDRL Prototype Locations

On Monday April 11th, the WiderNet Project and USICD announced the four prototype  deployment sites for the Global Disabilities Rights Library (GDRL). The site locations span four countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru and Zambia. The four prototype sites were selected based on their ability to use and evaluate the GDRL with ease. 

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 Zambia Knowledge Centre Praises eGranary Digital Library

"The members of the think tank meeting agreed that the eGrannary is a perfect tool for all institutions involved. This tool will be introduced in the Colleges of Education and the Teacher Resource Centres as part of the experiments of the think tank meeting. A system has to be designed to involve the members in selecting websites relevant to the Zambian curriculum."

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