Giving communities the tools to thrive

 
 

Projects For All is a non-profit organisation, based in the UK and US. We gave ourselves the mission to empower communities facing human rights challenges by providing life-changing support and partnership, guided by respect, trust and community ownership. Every project we create is open source and designed to be owned and operated by the community, thus allowing its people to be the drivers of their own progression. 

 

For more information on our current projects please visit here.

 
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Hello World and Avenues: The World School present @SXSWEdu on 9 March 2017, Austin, TX/US

Hello World and research partner Avenues: The World School will present at SXSWEdu 2017. Hello World gives a unique insight into what we can learn about education from children in remote places. When we move aside and provide the right tools, children can take their education beyond expectations. 

Together, Hello World and Avenues are exploring how to bring high quality, scalable, sustainable and affordable education to places where children have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. 

Photo credit: Gerry Manacsa

Photo credit: Gerry Manacsa

"We are excited to start our research with Avenues on our side," says Roland Wells, COO of Projects For All. "Working together with children at the Hello Hubs will help us understand how and why children learn in a self-directed context, and how we can best support them.

 

How a TED Talk by Sugata Mitra inspired a school in the cloud for Africa, and beyond…

Three and a half years ago, Katrin Macmillan, Founder and CEO of Projects For All, watched the TED Prize 2013 talk by Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, in which he discussed his ‘Hole in the Wall’ research project and stated his ambition to build a ‘school in the cloud’.

He wanted to find out if children who have little or no access to education could educate themselves, simply by having access to the Internet. His TED talk became the inspiration to start Project Hello World. 

 

Watch Sugata Mitra and Katrin Macmillan talk about self-organised learning, Hello World and the Hello Hubs, outdoor solar-powered Internet kiosks that bring connectivity and education to children—and adults—in remote and marginalised communities.