Earlier in June something extraordinary happened. The PeerCorps Trust Fund assisted in the facilitation of a virtual meeting between teen girls in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA) and Kisumu, Kenya. The US-based students came from various high schools in the greater Continue reading Two worlds revealed
In early August PeerCorps-CIPCS Director Mike Wilson was invited as an official observer in the Safe Community site visit for the city of Izomiotsu, Japan. The city of Izomiotsu is located in the southern part of Osaka and has a Continue reading PeerCorps in Japan
The Tanzanian Digital Library Initiative (TDLI) team are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Wilson Global Initiative (WGI). WGI is an international charity whose mission is to “educate people around the world to stop illiteracy”. WGI has Continue reading TDLI partners with Wilson Global Initiative!
This June, over 650 students at the St. Ignatius Loyola Secondary School in Kisumu, Kenya, obtained access to more than 40,000 books and educational resources via its new digital library. The school’s location in Manyatta District, is one of the Continue reading Secondary students in Kisumu, Kenya get digital library
The PeerCorps Trust Fund and the Tanzanian Digital Library Initiative are extremely excited to announce that MSI has contributed two server motherboards to the digital library effort! MSI (Micro-Star International Co.), is a multinational information technology corporation headquartered in New Continue reading MSI contributes computer hardware to digital library effort!
The PeerCorps Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety has just published the preliminary findings from a 2014 pilot-scale injury surveillance project. The hospital-based effort was carried out in Nzega, Tanzania. These types of studies are of particular importance when Continue reading New PeerCorps data sheds light on injury in rural Tanzania
Over 45 000 books destroyed in a fire at Mzuzu University Library: Urgent request for assistance From the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Regional Office for Africa: In an unfortunate incident of a fire that broke out Continue reading Library in Malawi in dire need of assistance (45,000 books destroyed in fire)
The Areca Technology Corporation designs and manufactures storage products for high performance computing. The company’s storage products include RAID controllers, related software and device drivers. We are extremely excited to announce that the Areca Corporation has contributed two of its Continue reading Areca Corp. Sponsors Digital Library Efforts
Not far from Nzega town in central-western Tanzania, is where the foundation is being laid for a new college called the Tabora Institute. The college will be the first of its kind in the area offering certificates and diploma courses Continue reading Groundwork laid for digital library at Tabora Institute
This December marks an important milestone since the implementation of the first community-based digital library in Tanzania not requiring the Internet. Recently, the PeerCorps Trust Fund installed a revised library set up that not only does not require the Internet, Continue reading Electricity or not, Nzega reads on!