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Two Librarians at the Center of Flood Relief Efforts in Myanmar

Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that have displaced 384,900 households...

How Literacy Initiatives in Mozambique Can Reach More through Libraries

Mozambique is currently in the midst of a major campaign to increase early childhood literacy. Investments have been made in reading assessment, teacher training, data collection and school materials. But is there a role for institutions outside the formal schools in making sure more children are able to read? On August 21, more than 20...

Why Senior Citizens Must be Part of the Information Society

About 10%-12% of the Philippines’ population — roughly 10 million people — migrates overseas for employment, often leaving family back home. This migration pattern strains family relations and can leave overseas workers without support when navigating the difficulties of life abroad. Technology provides the potential to reconnect families — but this potential goes unrealized when...

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Creating Community Space for Early Reading

Young children need time to develop reading skills and a welcoming environment in which to practice....

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Why Collaborative Learning is Key to Building Digital Literacy

Every Saturday, a group of students gathers at an English language and resource center in Mandalay,...

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Libraries and Open Data: Lessons from the Cartagena Data Festival

In April, I had the opportunity to speak on a panel about citizen engagement and accountability...

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How One Village is Boosting its Connection to the Information Society

More than a place where you can study, or surf the internet, or register your marriage,...

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Connecting Nepal’s Rural Communities with Disaster Services

This piece was originally published by our partner READ Global. Join them to help Nepal’s rural...

Connecting People and Community Services in Georgia

People in rural communities in Georgia often lack the opportunities and services to access information, government services, and social and economic opportunities. Georgia Public Services through Libraries—or GPSLib—is helping rural libraries to fill this gap by improving the space, equipment, and librarian capacity in the four pilot libraries. A partnership between Beyond Access and the...

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How Public Libraries Can Help Reduce Illiteracy

This post was contributed by Beyond Access partner organization EIFL. View the full article on EIFL’s...

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Family at the Center of Early Grade Literacy Efforts in Bangladesh

Beyond Access is excited to announce a new partnership with Save the Children in Bangladesh to...

21st Century Digital Skills in Nigeria

  With a growing economy, an inclusive workforce is an urgent priority for Nigeria. Women and youth have been left out of the growth at a disproportionate rate, increasing inequality. To remedy this, Beyond Access is building a coalition of partners in Nigeria to help women and youth gain the 21st century digital skills they need...

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