Tufts International Development

Safeguarding the E-library Program’s Sustainability by Mario Lagnese (A’20)

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Safeguarding the E-library Program’s Sustainability  by Mario Lagnese (A’20) Sep 16

Our Tufts International Development (TID) group had just finished up our work in San Jose de Minas, a small town located 50 miles north of Quito, Ecuador. During our time in Minas, we were able to check in on one of our current projects at Colegio San Jose de Minas, the local K-12 school. The previous summer, our focus on educational technology prompted the installation of the Koombook, an e-library kit that provides remote communities, without the internet, access to web-based resources. On that trip, our team installed Koombook Programs in both Minas and Jatumpamba, a rural village about 30 minutes outside of Minas. Following our time in Minas, our next task was to travel to Jatumpamba where we would be meeting with students and community members to evaluate the project.

When we first arrived in Jatumpamba, I was taken by surprise as to how rural the area really was – all that existed in the “center” of town was a school, which also served as the community center.

May 20

Kuchipudi, India: Building Hospitals for Rural Communities by Sachin Vallamkonda (A’21)

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On behalf of the Tufts International Development (TID) India team, Karishma Chouhan, Mike Feng, and I received the opportunity to speak with multiple amazing NGOs in southern India.

Apr 10

Ram Babu to Senthil: Leaders of Today by Karishma Chouhan (A’21)

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As a member of Tufts International Development: India, I, along with two fellow students, Sachin Vallamkonda (A’21) and Mike Feng (A’21), travelled to India on a scouting and phase out trip.

Oct 25

Implementing Koombook in Jatumpamba, Ecuador by Cristina da Gama (A’19)

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I joined Tufts International Development (TuftsID) in the Spring of 2016. What started out as an idea for digital library centers in rural areas of Ecuador soon became a reality powered through hard work and dedication.

Oct 05

Exciting news regarding Davis Projects for Peace!

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We're very excited to let you know that Davis Projects for Peace has selected Tufts International Development’s Ecuador Koombook Program as one of sixteen outstanding projects from the summer of 2018!

Sep 07

Expanding the Koombook Project into Minas, Ecuador by Jacob Rubel (A’21)

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This August I traveled to Ecuador with members of Tufts International to visit our current digital library project and implement new centers into two other towns. The first of these new locations was San Jose de Minas, a medium sized town about 2 hours outside of Quito.

Aug 24

Implementing Two New Koombook Programs in Ecuador by Alexandra Claman (A’19)

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This August, I traveled to Ecuador with Tufts International Development (TID) to continue our KoomBook digital library project. This trip, we are moving the center in Coaque, a coastal town affected by the 2016 earthquake, and implementing two new programs in Minas and Jatumpamba. We just completed our Coaque portion of the trip.

Apr 20

The Shadow of Partition: Migration and the Indian Subcontinent by Ayden Crosby

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How do our conceptions of space, boundaries, and political borders impact the way we address migration? What is the shadow cast by the partition of India 1947 and how is this related to our perceptions of space?

Apr 17

Transit Migration through Mexico by Claire Connolly

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On February 21st, 2018, Tufts International Development hosted the IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration. We brought Dr.

Jan 31

The Importance of Engaging Community Members in Sustainability Projects by Clemencia Pinascola

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This winter, I was part of the Ecuador Team of Tufts International Development (TID) that travelled to Coaque, Ecuador, to check in on our ongoing digital library project, Koombook.

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