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Literacy Bridge’s Talking Book program: knowledge-sharing technology improving health, education, and human rights for the world’s most impoverished people.
July 8, 2009
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We have a bright orange talking book in our office and it is just a simple device to use. Simply brilliant! Have mentioned the talking book a few times on our blog :
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Thanks to Rod for the nomination (
) and to all the votes of support! Joyce made an excellent point (
) about scaling with relevant/local-language information. To give 2-3 billion impoverished people access to crucial knowledge, we must empower the...
My name is Andrew Bayor. I've lived my entire life in the rural northern area of Ghana, and I have been implementing the Talking Book program in Ghana for over one year. It's absolutely great to see rural folks in Vingving, Ghana listening to useful health messages that they need so badly and lacked. Just yesterday, the subsistence rural Vingving farmers told me their success stories...
Bayor Andrew Azaabanye
Hi, My perspective is that of someone that has worked managing projects related to poverty reduction, technology, and disability in NGOs in the US and Brazil, at the UN's International Trade Centre (Latin America and Africa), and at UBS Philanthropy Services in connection with the Visionaris Award and social entrepreneurs from Ashoka. It is clear to me that the typical top-down...
The Talking Book is an inexpensive, high fidelity, peer-to-peer information transmission device. And it helps people learn to read, to boot. It's the most innovative program I've seen in poor, rural information technology -- I knew I had to get involved when Cliff first explained his vision to me. It also seems much more attuned to the needs of the target market than, say, One Laptop...
5 months ago, on the 26 of february 2009, I received a call phone from Seatlle. I was working back home on one of our bright sunny days! The guy said his name was Cliff Schimdt, that he heard about me and my work of disseminating information in rural areas of Burkina Faso, on the Internet. He then told me about the Talking Book. Since that day, we seldom spend two days withouth a skype...
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