BUILD Latin America; Empower

BUILD Latin America's Ecuador trip to implement KoomBook program by Matthew Johnson

by tuftsigl
BUILD Latin America's Ecuador trip to implement KoomBook program by Matthew Johnson Jul 05

This June, I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with fellow BUILD Latin America members, Cristina da Gama and Cami Rovalino, to work on our club’s project with Libraries Without Borders (LWB). BUILD has been partnering with LWB to implement KoomBook programs in communities in Ecuador without access to internet connection. A KoomBook is a small server that stores up to two terabytes of information such as Khan Academy, Wikipedia, and the Gutenberg Project and creates its own Wi-Fi signal that allows nearby devices to access that information. Our goal is to expand access to information and educational resources in areas of Ecuador that are remote or were struck by last year's earthquake.

Subscribe to BUILD Latin America; Empower