URIDU Blog

Project Report Uganda

From October 19th to November 1st, 2017 we were traveling in Uganda. More specifically, in the region around Kyamulibwa, in southwestern Uganda (Masaka district). There we started distributing the first 100 URIDU players (another 400 will follow in the upcoming weeks and months). 

Sad, but true: Even in 2017 illiteracy is (still) female

When it comes to literacy worldwide, even today girls and women perform far worse than men. In many countries, particularly in West and Central Africa and South Asia, illiterate women far outnumber their male counterparts. 

Uridupedia is now available in Chinese

We have just published the Chinese version of Uridupedia, our compilation of vital knowledge for rural women. This is another major step in order to make this information available to as many women as possible.

Kicking off our Uganda project

So here we are again - back from our latest trip to Uganda! As you probably know, we spent two weeks (from October 19th until November 1st) in this beautiful country and were - once again! - overwhelmed by the friendliness and hospitality of the Ugandan people.

MP3forLife Case Study: Salima from Kisiju, Tanzania

Salima, a widow, was born in Kisiju village in 1937. During her life, she gave birth to ten children, five of which died already. Today, she lives with one of her daughters, Asha Mushe, who is also widowed and who takes care of her.

Uridupedia is now available in Brazilian Portuguese

Yay! We just added the Brazilian Portuguese version of our Uridupedia to our mobile-friendly website URIDU.COM! This is the 9th language that we are covering to make vital knowledge accessible to rural women all over the world.

Top 25 Uridupedia requests from the Philippines

Our mobile-friendly website URIDU.COM is still young, but it is already showing some nice results. We made a little case study by evaluating 6000 visits from the Philippines to the Filipino/Tagalog version of our Uridupedia during June 2017. 

MP3 Is Not Dead - It Is Saving Lives In Africa

22 years ago, a German technology revolutionized a whole industry. MP3 changed the way we all listen to music forever. Today it seems as if its days are over as it has largely been replaced by other audio formats. Is MP3 dead? Far from it! 

URIDU in the Press

We had quite a week with international media following up on our press release. Wow! We've seen news outlets picking it up and translating it into Chinese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese. We are thankful and deeply impressed by the interest in our project!

Welcome to our new Office

We finally managed it - we moved into our new office! Now we are located in a little town in Germany: Annweiler-Gräfenhausen. Never heard of it before? Don’t worry, it is a really small town - about 580 inhabitants only - in the south-western part of Germany. The town is located in a small valley, overlooked by the old castle of Trifels. So yes, it is a little town, but rich in history - and so is our new office.