How Mobile Technology is a Game Changer for Developing Africa

I find myself constantly amazed by how technology is permeating even the most remote places on the earth.

I’m think pretty well-traveled, but I find myself constantly amazed by how technology is permeating even the most remote places on the earth. Of course, there are still very isolated cultures, but our image of places like Africa may be way off.

I saw this article the other day that talks about how different organizations are using mobile phone technology for education and development work in Africa. You may be surprised at what they are doing in places that are far from urban tech centers.

Read about it here: How Mobile Technology is a Game Changer for Developing Africa.

Related to this, here’s a link to explain Why I’m Going To Tanzania (leaving today) from an earlier post here on this blog.

Filmmakers Making A Difference In Africa

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I’m always on the lookout for great stories about how filmmakers are making a difference in communities, especially in the developing world. I found this article today from East Africa:

As part of the continuing series on African Filmmaking, we look at a film that’s made acclaim in both filmmaking and development in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum.

ukwelii.wordpress.com, ukwelii, Oct 2009

What kinds of ideas does an article like this stir up in your mind? What if part of our lives is focused on helping others tell their stories and empowering others through our gifts and experiences? Can we make that a priority?