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