URIDU Blog

Volunteer Stories: Abantika from India

URIDU would be nothing without its volunteers. We would like to introduce you to some of them with our "Volunteer Stories". This one is about Abantika from India. She is an undergraduate student from the city of Kolkata pursuing her Bachelors in Microbiology.

Sun King Boom and URIDU - Let there be Light and Knowledge

Our new URIDU Cloud opens up an infinity of possibilities to empower illiterate rural women using MP3 audio. The Sun King Boom portable solar lantern is a great device to use in combination with our contents since it features a nifty MP3 player.

Scientists Are Using Music to Fight Diarrhea in the Rainforest

Our latest press release: Solar-powered MP3 players are improving health promotion for remote indigenous populations in Central Africa.

URIDU joins Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

We are pleased to have joined the network of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation. Our goal is to drive our engagement in North Africa and the Middle East by connecting with their partner organizations.

Introducing Uridupedia Handouts

We keep getting feedback about people using our contents in many creative ways. This is something which we definitely encourage - and that's why we came up with our latest idea: Uridupedia Handouts.

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.