PRESS

 

Our projects have received extensive coverage in a wide range of media. Here are just a few: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Below you find some of the stories written about us. For more press coverage on Project Hello World, please refer to our Hello World website.

 

For press enquiries please get in touch with Katrin Macmillan (katrin@projectsforall.org).

 
 
 
 

The massive educational deficit in developing countries: Full video

March 23, 2017

Projects for Al — bringing hope through educational ownership. 

I am proud to share the full-length video version of a thought provoking conversation I had with Katrin Macmillan founder and CEO of Projects For All, a non-profit human rights organization providing services to developing countries. 

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The massive educational deficit in developing countries: Part 1

March 9, 2017

In an effort to expand conversations around education, I’ve begun to reach out and engage global storylines. I had a remarkably enlightening discussion with Katrin Macmillan, founder and CEO of Projects for All, a non-profit human rights organization providing services to developing countries. The organization’s mission, founded in 2013, is to empower communities facing human rights challenges by providing (…)

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How  Education For All empowers underserved communities

March 6, 2017

Across the globe, roughly 263 million youth aren’t enrolled in school. This means roughly one in five children don’t have access to the books, the teachers and the mentoring they need to reach their full potential. Quality education for all isn’t only about improving job prospects and economic security, either: In communities where access to education is limited, health outcomes take a hit (…)

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Digital resources have the capacity to close the education deficit — so why haven't they already

January, 2017

Technologies available today equip us with tools to finally close the education gap, in both access and quality, for good—but they also have the capacity to widen it. We’ve seen it over and over again: laptops, projectors, tablets, apps [insert innovative solution] dumped in schools with the promise of (...).

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A school isn't just a building. So much more is needed to make education a success.

14 November, 2016

If you have spent any time in Africa, it is impossible not to be affected by the multitude of problems that people are facing every day. The future of the continent, and its ability to play its part on the world stage, will depend critically on the quality of education that children receive. 

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"A woman died in my arms. Her crime? To refuse FGM!"

4 April, 2016

Gift Augustine and her husband Abu have made it their mission over the last eight years to fight Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in south-east Nigeria. Gift is funded through Project Our Heroes. 

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CEI's latest innovator interview: Project Hello World

22 September, 2015

Founder and CEO of Projects For All, Katrin Macmillan, talks with the Center for Education Innovations about data, what makes Project Hello World unique, and more. 

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Born lucky (by Katrin Macmillan)

 

9 September, 2015

Katrin Macmillan, CEO and Founder of Projects For All, writes about the individuals and families fleeing from conflict...

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Keeping It Real With Adeola

 

31 August, 2015

Adela features a locally-made Internet kiosk changing lives in Suleja, Nigeria: a Hello Hub by Project Hello World. 

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Every number tells a story
(by Judith Mueller)

The importance of digital literacy in
Afghanistan

 

18 June, 2015

In Afghanistan there are digital and gender divides that restrict who has access to information and communication technologies and education. Women are usually restricted from both. 

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5 June, 2015

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Judith Mueller writes how she tells compelling stories using data and more importantly how she teaches communities to tell their own stories with data and numbers. 

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Katrin Macmillan on This Day Live

Class in a computer

 

6 March, 2015 / Vol. 5, no. 19

Outdoor computer stations are helping children in areas that have no schools or teachers. For children in Suleja, a town in central Nigeria, using a computer to learn has become a way of life...

 
 

2 February, 2015

Katrin Macmillan, Founder and CEO of Projects For All, sits down with Juliette Foster and discusses the successes of the Hello Hub’s first year in Suleja and the plan for Project Hello World in 2015.

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How do kids learn where there are no teachers?

 

9 December, 2014

Does a child really need a human teacher in order to learn? Most experts will tell you yes, definitely, that teachers make learning easier and give it direction and context. They push and encourage. 

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Off-grid kiosk brings education & internet to Nigeria

 

26 November, 2014

In many parts of Africa, a lack of adequate infrastructure means that it’s simply not practical to build a school and employ a teacher to give kids an education – but there are alternatives. 

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How to achieve success bigger than you are

 

25 November, 2014

If you want it done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. That’s why entrepreneurs struggle with delegating important responsibilities — too much is at stake, especially when starting something new. 

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Solar-powered kiosks brings free education

 

24 November, 2014

Seven months after terrorists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, many local students are afraid to go to school. In other parts of the country, children don't go to school because schools don't exist.

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Meet the woman who is building digital schools and wants to put herself out of business

 

25 Nov, 2014

“Katrin Macmillan is digitally democratizing education, she recently spoke about it at SXSW and she’s one of the most aspiring female social entrepreneurs I have ever met.” 

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Connecting to Nigeria for Giving Tuesday
(by Hugh Jackman, Actor)

 

11 May, 2014

Living cut off from the world with no schools, functioning businesses, or public services is the premise of many post-apocalyptic films and TV programs. Isolation is a natural incubator for drama. 

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SXSW: 8 women to watch and 10 must-see panels

 

Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria

 

3 June, 2014

MacMillan’s human rights work extends across the world to places like South Africa, Nigeria, DRC and Australia. She’s worked as a development consultant for the World Bank...

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11 November, 2011

Thousands of pieces of trash that would otherwise be clogging waterways and landfills in Nigeria have been turned into sturdy, and surprisingly attractive, construction materials. ...

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Nigeria's plastic bottle house

 

Solving Nigeria’s housing problem with plastic water bottles

 

9 November, 2011

Nigeria's first house built from discarded plastic bottles is proving a tourist attraction in the village of Yelwa. 

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6 November, 2011

The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria’s roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them. 

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Plastic bottles for Nigerian homes

 

Nigeria recycles plastic bottles into housing

 

15 November, 2011

The ubiquitous plastic water bottle may just be the answer to Nigeria’s housing woes. The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first... 

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12 August, 2011

Katrin Macmillan was on my Climate Change radio show Green Angle on Aso 93.5fm a few months back to discuss indoor air pollution and efficient wood stove as alternative.  

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