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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: Access to Learning Award

Given each year by the foundation's Global Libraries initiative, the Access to Learning Award (ATLA) recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries or similar organizations outside the United States to connect people to information through free access to computers and the Internet.

The Access to Learning Award (ATLA) honors innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need. The foundation’s Global Libraries initiative invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services:

* Free public access to computers and the Internet.

* Public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives.

* Technology training for library staff.

* Outreach to underserved communities.

The award recipient will receive $1 million (U.S.)

How to Apply for the 2011 Award
Download the application from the link below and save it to your computer.
Confirm your organization’s eligibility. Please read all the information on the form carefully.
Complete the application in English and follow all of the provided instructions.
Submit your completed application online.

The 2011 ATLA application form includes a detailed description of eligibility requirements.
Please note: Applications are open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities.
To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space.


Deadline: All applications must be recieved by September 30, 2010.
Selection: All applicants will be notified of their award status by July 2011.
Announcement: The foundation will publicly announce the recipient of the 2011 Access to Learning Award in August 2011.


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I am individual involved in promotibg and advocating for literacy in primary schools. I started the initiative last year and I am getting a good responce from schools. I am wondering whether you consider indviduals who need books and computers for schools. I am loking forward to your advice.

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