Those of you who are familiar with Cliff Missen’s WiderNet project will not be surprised that its eGranary Digital Library (sometimes known as “internet in a box”) has made a difference to many adults and children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other parts of the world. For those of you who are not familiar with the eGranary project, you might be interested to see a short clip that highlights the difference it has made to a small school in Nigeria and to the children whose lives have been impacted by the resources to which they now have access:
I remember several years ago donating a 1997 Dell laptop to WiderNet when it was housed in the International Programs building on the west side of campus (also known as the old law school building). To date, the project has donated well over 1,000 computers for use at under-resourced universities in Africa.
For more about Widernet and its efforts to improve digital communications to communities and individuals around the world, visit its website — http://www.widernet.org.