Outernet team requesting help for project in Ukraine

We are about begin a small but exciting project in Ukraine as a result of our winning the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Ideation Challenge for “Technology to Support Basic Education in Conflict Settings”. We have fantastic local implementation partners (IREX, America House Kyiv, and Bibliomist Libraries), but we would like to include the Outernet community in this project as well.

There are several areas where we could use some help:

  1. Participation in an exciting kickoff event in Kyiv on February 17th! (more details to come)
  2. Translating the Librarian interface in both Ukrainian and Russian: https://poeditor.com/join/project?hash=90911b6fc31f2d68c7debd999aa078c6
  3. Suggesting sources of appropriate, open-source educational content for school-aged children
  4. Finding satellite technicians (or hobbyists) in Ukraine

If you want to participate or have any questions, please reply to this post. Hopefully we can get a conversation going!

More information about this project and about All Children Reading:
Summary on our blog: https://blog.outernet.is/outernet-wins-all-children-reading-challenge-6d4c4e7ffd52#.t3ufv0co4
All Children Reading website: http://allchildrenreading.org/winners/outernet-inc/.
This project is made possible by the generous support of the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge For Development partners: USAID, World Vision, and the Australian government.

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OER COMMONS is a good place for Open Educational Resources. Most of the contents are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0


Thanks, this is good start. We do need more content that is in local languages: Ukrainian and Russian. I found some Khan Academy:

Ukrainian Khan Academy: https://uk.khanacademy.org/
Russian Khan Academy: https://ru.khanacademy.org/

More materials aimed at literacy would be great (it is for All Children Reading :smile:)