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  • The Chuuk Women’s Council is a 31-year-old community based organization on the Pacific island of Chuuk. It serves as the umbrella organization for 64 different women’s organizations Chuuk State Wide, Federated States of Micronesia, which promotes women’s leadership, education on health and gender issues, environmental conservation, and the preservation of traditional and cultural crafts.Kiki Stinnett, President of the Chuuk’s Women’s Council, writes about the installation of an Computer Learning Lab, something that was made possible through the work of Professor Laura Hosman from the ...
    Date published 06 March 2014
  • By Kris Stayin Monday, November 25, 2013 As the five Building Futures Thailand (BFT) volunteers arrived in Siray Bay, we were greeted by Mr. Kittiphum the Director of the Koh Sirae School. The majority of the children who attend this school rely on it for their daily needs such as food and clothing in addition to their education, so the school’s operational budget never seems to be enough to cover all the basic requirements. This week’s project will focus on a complete overhaul of the school’s library which will include a new computer lab that will be used by the 1000...
    Date published 26 November 2013
  • Update on  Internet Streaming Guide  As an avid  user of technology I have been working on a  Internet  Video Streaming Guide starting with the use of LIVESTREAM as a tool to help chapters  learn more about the technology and help them engage their membership with  Internet Video Streaming technology.   As I started to collate the various types of  streaming technologies  the first action was to email a SURVEY MONKEY  survey to the delegates and gauge the user uptake of the technologies.   The survey had a low participation rate...
    Date published 01 November 2013
  • Based on original text by Aman ShresthaBinod Poudel, from the Nepalese village of Dandagaun, recently decided to spend NRs 6,000 (US $60) – a very high sum for local standards - to buy an android mobile phone. His main goal: offer his pregnant wife the opportunity to access the “Amakomaya” website.Binod is not alone: since 2011, the Amakomaya project has made life-saving content available in local language via the Internet for more than 350 women, in 10 different villages. They have been registering, downloading and exchanging pregnancy related content reviewed by Nepali experts directly from...
    Date published 17 October 2013
  • This video captures the initial setup of a computer lab at the Chuuk Women's Council (CWC) in Chuuk, FSM, including interviews and initial trainings with the CWC staff, a brief overview of the software included on the laptops and a tour of the lab itself:Of all the ICT4D projects I've been involved with, this one holds the greatest promise for empowering, complementing, and amplifying existing capacities, because the CWC already offers so many excellent, community-empowering programs, and has such a strong network among the women of Chuuk.In other words, in this case, the technology of a...
    Date published 29 September 2013
  •  Thanks to funding from the Internet Society Community Grant Program as well as from the Information Society Innovation Fund (isif.asia) a computer learning lab has been established at the Chuuk Women’s Council!                  Welcome to the CWC lobby! Our goal in establishing a computer lab in the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) is with the aim of empowering and connecting, with ICT, the women of Chuuk State, in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Chuuk Women’s Council is an established umbrella organization for the...
    Date published 10 September 2013