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July 19, 2018 by Benjamin Bach
malawi tminds crowdfunding

In December 2017, we announced our first-ever Crowdfunding campaign. It has concluded now, and our friends from tMinds are going to do an inclusive visit and evaluation of around 22 schools! The purpose of the funding is both to enable the travel of volunteers to go as far as 300 km, but also to transport equipment and upgrades to all of these centres in the same swoop.

In the course ...

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May 18, 2018 by Benjamin Bach
malawi ewaste

Sub-Saharan countries, for instance Rwanda or in Kenya, have responsible e-waste recycling. This is both evidence that it can work, and an indirect call: It is time to have such capacity in Malawi!

However, it is not yet a reality. But we are very encouraged after a April/May 2018 tour, having discussed this at several levels. Both local entrepreneurs can play a role, and so can established businesses. We ...

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April 2, 2018 by Luiza Scalco
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Reuben, 29 years old and currently assistant lecturer at the ICT Department at Mzuzu University, started at FAIR as a proud volunteer during his studies at Mzuzu University, and later became a staff member at the university. His experience at FAIR gave him the opportunity to put knowledge into practice, and  ultimately shaped his career, by giving him important tools to work with ICT for development as well as inspiration ...

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March 1, 2015 by Benjamin Bach
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Together with technicians from Mzuzu University, Malawi, a team from FAIR has been upgrading and maintaining 3 centres established in September 2013, approximately 1½ years after their birth. The upgrade has targeted especially the software and informational resources at the centres, and the future plans are to implement an efficient routine to keep distributing such updates not only to newly established centres, but also to those already members of the ...

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Sept. 25, 2014 by Benjamin Bach
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I september 2013, lancerede FAIR et projekt i samarbejde med Mzuzu University (Mzuni) i det nordlige Malawi. Projektmodellen var en fortsættelse af ideen fra vores første pilotprojekt, hvori ændringen især bestod af, at lokale kræfter skulle forenes for at skabe et bæredygtigt miljø, der kunne ernære IT-centre til uddannelse. Ikke mindst involverede projektet også det malawianske Undervisningsministeries regionale undervisningsmyndigheder.

Den store nyhed og succeshistorie i dette indlæg, handler dog ikke ...

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Sept. 25, 2014 by Benjamin Bach
malawi mzuzu English

In September 2013, FAIR launched a joint project with Mzuzu University (Mzuni) in Northern Malawi. The project model was the continuation of our first pilot project efforts, and should prove that schools and local forces could join to bring about the necessary sustainable environment for educational ICT centres. Not least, the project is overseen by the Malawi Ministry of Education's regional division.

One of the big success stories of ...

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Oct. 6, 2013 by Benjamin Bach
malawi mzuzu English

Kicking off our installation trip around the Northern region of Malawi, we setup the first centre at the home campus of our partner, Mzuzu University.

The centre was a wish by the university administration and the ICT Committee to provide better ICT access for students at the university. The need for better ICT access is critical: 3,100 registered students in 2013 and no general access ...

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Sept. 18, 2013 by Benjamin Bach
malawi mzuzu English

We are very excited to announce that Mzuzu University (Mzuni), Northern Educational Division (NED), and FAIR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the current and future activities to provide sustainable ICT centres for secondary school education in Malawi.

The MOU has been planned since February 2013, through a number of physical meetings, and not least through online collaboration by email, chat, and Google Docs.

The project is very mutual ...

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Aug. 27, 2013 by Benjamin Bach
malawi mzuzu English

...and we are getting more excited for each day that passes. We've been working hard with practical issues, sorting equipment and preparing the equipment for the first centre. The staff at the ICT department are well-informed of the project, and we share a common vision of providing as many people as possible with ICT access, and to make the project sustainable.

Planning with the University ...

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Aug. 21, 2013 by Benjamin Bach
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During the coming month, we will switch to some more personal blogging, and this is a post hopefully to be followed up by many more about the next month of practical work to implement IT Centres around the Mzuzu area of Northern Malawi.

Lately, we have been in close contact, preparing the project with Mzuzu University's ICT head of department, Seyani Nayeja, who has also blogged about the project ...

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