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BIG IDEAS AND RESOURCES

1. Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum. Learn basic programming concepts and skills.
http://www.microsoft.com/About/CorporateCitizenship/Citizenship/giving/p...

Microsoft Digital Storytelling free E-Book
download.microsoft.com/.../digitalstorytellingebook.pdf

2. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India. ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance equality and fight poverty in the developing countries.
http://www.icrw.org

3. International Librarians Network is run by volunteers all around the world. You can have a free access to scholarly publications to researchers.
http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com

4. The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is an international development charity working with a global network to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.
AuthorIAD is a global online network that provides support, metering, resources, and training in developing countries.
http://www.inasp.info/about/

5. Room To Read partners with local communities throughout the developing word to establish libraries, care ate local language children’s literature, and constructs schools.
Please visit the website at http://www.roomtoread.org

6. One Global Economy is implementing its youth digital literacy and leadership training, Community Connectors, and in South Africa.
OGE has projects in 17 countries and 3 US Territories aimed at helping under-served community members improve their lives using information communication technology as the means of delivery.
http://oneglobaleconomy.org

7. World Literacy Foundation currently supports the distribution of two key digital products: Teach The World To Read and Budding Reader e-books. In 2003 the WLF was launched in Melbourne, Australia. The key aim was to provide direct educational support to those who needed it most, as well as advocating the literacy issue and how it continues to force millions of people into a poverty-stricken life. The foundation provides the acclaimed Fantastic Phonics reading program at eligible schools, organization and communities free of charge.
http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org

8. Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum.
http://www.ikeepsafe.org/educators/more/google/

9. Intel in Education- Intel Learn Easy Steps program addresses the needs of adults and youth around the world who see to lean basic digital literacy skills.
The Intel Learn Easy Steps program is currently deployed in 20 countries from India to Nigeria.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/intel-easy-steps.html?w...

10. The Rockefeller Foundation has been working on the issue of youth employment in the rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) enabled sectors for the last several years. Today, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of the next phase of our work: Digital Jobs Africa.Digital Jobs Africa will unfold over the next seven years with the goal of impacting the lives of one million people through job creation for high-potential but disadvantaged youth in six African countries - Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa - all of which have dynamic and growing services sectors and offer the potential for continued ICT development.
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/announcing-digital-jobs-africa

11. The Kakenya Center for Excellence seeks to empower and motivate young girls through education to become agents of change and to break the cycle of destructive cultural practices in Kenya, such as female genital mutilation and early forced marriage. These future leaders will improve their community, their nation, and the world. We challenge ourselves to come up with the best educational system for young African girls and we promise to share our model with others.
Kakenya is now fulfilling her promise to her community. As the founder and president of Kakenya Center for Excellence, a girls’ primary boarding school in Enoosaen, Kenya, Kakenya believes that education will empower and motivate young girls to become agents of change in their community and country. The Center opened its doors in May 2009 and currently has 155 students in grades four through eight. It has become a beacon of hope to the girls and parents in Enoosaen. Kakenya was honored with a Vital Voices Global Leadership award in 2008 and as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2010. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World” in 2011 and counted among the Women Deliver 100: The Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women. She was a featured speaker at TEDx Midatlantic Conference in 2012 and honored as a CNN Hero in 2013. Her story has been the subject of a Washington Post series, a BBC documentary, and many magazine articles. I personally have met Kakenya in Washington, D.C., in 2008. She is a remarkable woman. Kakenya received an Award from Vital Voices. http://www.kakenyasdream.org/about-us/mission/

12. The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the U.S.A,Uganda,Ghana ,South Africa and Kenya. The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960′s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest in creating leadership. In 2002, Dr. Susan Mboya, daughter of Tom Mboya, created the Zawadi Africa Education Program to help young African women obtain a college education. This pilot program was loosely based on the 1960′s student African Student Airlifts. As with the original airlifts, the program pairs US universities with talented but needy young women from East Africa.
http://zawadiafrica.org/wp/?page_id=16

13. Global Fund for Women is dedicated to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing resources for and investing on women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change. The Global Fund for Women supports democracy movements and efforts to secure land, labor and property rights.
http://www.globalfundforwomen.org

14. Vital Voices’s mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Economic empowerment program VV Grow offers fellowships, research, mentoring, and advocacy.
http://www.vitalvoices.org

15. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
UN Women offers a free access to its Digital Library.
http://www.unwomen.org

16. Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict devastated their lives and communities. Women who enroll in a one-year program learn job skills and receives business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations. They learn how to become leaders.
http://www.womenforwomen.org

17. Women’s Campaign International was founded in 1998 by former Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. WCI focuses in areas that fundamental to women’s equality through building skills tat help women become effective agents of change. WCE does this trough trainings, workshops, and technical assistance.
http://www.womenscampaigninternational.org

18. Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) works in 20 countries worldwide. WLP gives women access to ICT trainings.
http://www.learningpartnership.org

19. Camfed educates girls and supports young women to become leaders of change. They provide school fess, supplies, and uniforms to support girls from primary school trough secondary school, college and beyond.
They help women learn how manage money and launch small businesses. They also train them as health activists and teachers.
https://camfed.org

20. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE provides educational and leadership opportunities for millions of girls and help them gain skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
http://www.care.org/work/education/girls-education

21. The Women’s Refugee Commission is the only organization solely dedicated to improving lives and protecting the rights of displaced women, children, and young people.
http://www.womensrefugeecommission.org

22. United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) provides international leadership to create learning societies with educational opportunities for all populations. It also provides expertise and foster partnerships to strengthen national educational leadership and the capacity of countries to offer quality education for all.
Free training http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/new...
http://en.unesco.org

22. The Global Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP), is a New Brunswick, New Jersey based nonprofit and tax-exempt [501 (C) 3] organization, conceptualized for the purpose of fostering community-based literacy initiatives throughout the world.

• The GLP initiative began in 1999-2000 with Dr. Olubayi Olubayi from Kenya; Mr. Denniston Bonadie from St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the Caribbean; Ms. Diana Dade, Dr. Thelma Tate and Ms. Sivan Yosef from New Jersey, USA; Dr. Edward Ramsamy, originally from South Africa; Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa from Nigeria; Ms. Kavitha Ramachandran, an Indian-American; and Mr. Wendel Thomas, from St. Croix and Dominica in the Caribbean. Ms. Camille Mahon (New Jersey, USA) joined the board in 2008.
• Our initial project was the shipment of 17,000 books in Summer 2000 to Africa. However, we have now expanded our mission to address the Caribbean--partnering with Caribbean agencies for community developmnet, as well as South Asia (India) through two local NGOs.http://glpinc.org/Web_pages/Books_for_Africa,_Asia_and_the_Caribbean.htm

Comments

Terry's picture

What a Grreat resource.

Thanks for sharing., What a great resource this is. Just what i needed.

Terry

Terry Shiundu

Dear Terry,

Thank you very much for taking time for writing me a note!

It means a lot to me!

I read about you.

You are extra-ordinary!

Please read about Kakenya Nataya. I had an honor meeting Kakenya when she was a student pursuing her Ph.D.

She is such a lovely young Lady!

Pelase connect with me on Facebook as I interview some of remarkable people on my radio show.

I love Google+ for sharing my messages and connecting with people.

https://plus.google.com/+SvetlanaKim11/posts

With gratitude,

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Terry's picture

A pleasure

Dear Svetlana,

Thank you. The pleasure is all mine. You are truly resourceful. I notice your interests in children and creating resources for children. Really inspired. I've connected with you on Google+, i hope i can learn more from you

Blessings,
Terry

Terry Shiundu

svetlanakim's picture

Thank you, Terry!

Dear Terry,

Likewise.

Thank you for connecting with me on G+. I post a lot of great information.

I believe in the importance of sharing good ideas and information.

Blessings to you!

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Y's picture

Thank you, Svetlana, for

Thank you, Svetlana, for posting the multiple opportunities available. I have shared some of these with friends who are working with the disadvantaged in their communities.

Blessings to you.
Yvette

Yvette

svetlanakim's picture

RE: Thank you, Yvette!

Dear Yvette,

Thank you for sharing with your friends.

I'm delighted to hear from you.

I hope that your friends will consider to join the World Pulse Community!

With much gratitude,

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

pattymanwaring's picture

So helpful!

Thanks for compiling such a comprehensive list. Just shared with my colleagues in Boulder, CO, France and Uganda!

Patty

Patty Manwaring
Education & Engagement Manager
www.beadforlife.org

2336 Canyon Blvd., Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80302 USA
P: 303-554-5901 ext 101
888-339-5901
F: 303-444-0462

svetlanakim's picture

Thank you, Patty!

Dear Patty,

Thank you for your kind words!

I visited your website! I'm very impressed with great work you do to support and provide training and jobs in Uganda.

I'll love to learn more about your organization.

I'll be in touch with you!

Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Moon's picture

thank you

Ma'am,
I am a 15 yr old school student from India.
However, I along with my friends are working for the betterment of people living in a nearby slum in our own little way.
This resources will be helpful to us.
Regards,
Moon majumdar

svetlanakim's picture

Namaste, dear Moon ji!

Dear Moon ji,

Namaste!

Thank you for your commitment to help others.

Please keep in touch!

Namaste,

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Carolyn Seaman's picture

Rich Resources!

Hi Svetlana,

Thank you for all the rich resources you have shared with us. They are indeed helpful. I would also share them within other networks. Truly grateful!

Carolyn Seaman
www.facebook.com/girlsvoices
www.twitter.com/girlsvoices1

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for your post!

I am very happy to hear that your can use the resources.

Also, I 'liked' you page on Facebook.

Thank you for all your great work to empower girls!

With much gratitude,

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Thank you for liking our Facebook Page. I had also liked you on Google+. I am pleased to connect with you and would keep in touch as we get to know one another better. Thank you.

Carolyn Seaman

Girls Voices Count!

svetlanakim's picture

Dear Carolyn, thank you!

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you very much! I posted in G+!

All the best!

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

Carolyn Seaman's picture

Rich Resources!

Hi Svetlana,

Thank you for all the rich resources you have shared with us. They are indeed helpful. I would also share them within other networks. Truly grateful!

Carolyn Seaman
www.facebook.com/girlsvoices
www.twitter.com/girlsvoices1

Lwesso's picture

merci

Merci de partager avec nous ces ressources et opportunités.

Ezechiel

svetlanakim's picture

Merci!

Dear Ezechiel,

Thank you for your note!

I thank you for taking time to red my research.

Merci!

Svetlana

Anything is Possible if You Dream Impossible Dreams!

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