Libraries Across Africa

 
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  • Libraries Across Africa has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Libraries Across Africa has received 13 donations
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    Anticipation...
    By - David Dewane - Executive Director
    Global Giving has been extremely successful at providing the seed funding to get the LAA idea developed sufficiently to go to market.  Thanks to all who have helped make that possible!  The LAA team feels that we have reached the point where we are ready to launch and are, at this moment, organizing an effort to...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    First Quarter 2012
    By - David Dewane - Executive Director
    The most significant advancement in LAA over the last quarter of 2011 was traveling to Accra and confirming that it is indeed the ideal launch location. After a rigorous vetting process, Ghana emerged as the market to launch (surpassing Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya). Two LAA representatives visited Accra on a...
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    Heading to Ghana
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    LAA is preparing to send two representatives from the team to Ghana Nov 19-27 to work face-to-face with our partners on the ground and document potential sites for the pilot library.  Stay tuned for a post-trip update in a couple weeks...
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  • Libraries Across Africa has received 23 donations
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    LAA Summer Updates
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    Hi all, Some recent updates from Libraries Across Africa: 1) LAA wins Best Innovation Leveraging Technology Award for the Dell Social Innovation Competition.  This award came with a $10,000 prize in addition to a $2,000 technology gift and a student fellowship for Kevin Simmons (one of our MBAs) to a business...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    LAA Spring 2011 Update
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    Libraries Across Africa is still in a period of rapid development.  A quick list of project updates:  - LAA is a semi-finalist for the $50,000 Dell Social Innovation Competition.  - LAA is also a semi-finalist for $25,000 Grinnell Fellowship. - Team has expanded to ten, and now covers IT development,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    LAA December Update
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    Some recent updates from LAA: First of all, please check out the LAA promo video done by our good friend Richie Gelles: http://www.vimeo.com/16103789   SEPTEMBER: - Thanks to all that helped make the Evoke Challenge fundraising drive a huge success.  LAA placed FIRST in two of the three...
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  • Libraries Across Africa has received 151 donations
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    August Fundraising Goal Met!
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    I want to offer my sincere thanks to all who helped make the August fundraising drive a success. By achieving our goal of $3,000 we’ve secured an extended relationship with GlobalGiving, which is an important step in the early stages in this project’s development. One contribution in particular stuck me as...
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    • David
      David Thanks again to everyone for the support. Let's finish strong!
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    • rgraham
      rgraham congrats on meeting August's goal! this is wonderful progress!
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    • miguelcv52
      miguelcv52 Congrats on meeting your goal for Aug. Now one last 24hr push!
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    • deirdreopp
      deirdreopp The power of knowledge to drive social change cannot be overestimated. What a great cause.
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    • lawman30rpd
      lawman30rpd Great to see you meet your first goal.
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    Evoke Challenge Update
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    LAA has continued to experience a strong showing of support for the August fundraising drive and is still on course to make its goal of $3,000. Reaching this benchmark will allow us to remain an ongoing member of the GlobalGiving network. When the drive ends at the end of August there are three major incentives in...
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    • David
      David Thanks to all for the support. Please help us finish strong!
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    • sew
      sew This project is gaining so much interest among my friends-- an extremely compelling idea! Let's all keep the energy up.
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    • sue montgomery
      sue montgomery Sometimes its the simplest ideas that are the most appealing
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    • Koshy A.V.
      Koshy A.V. dear david , great to see you and reid in very strong postions in this challenge along with paul, aseel and ursula and many of the otherswhether we get the incentives or not let the good work in helping go oni admire your ability to garner comments donors and fundsmay the libraries flourishall the bestkoshy
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    • jcanez
      jcanez David, keep this strong momentum going. I look forward to the implications of this project. You have the potential to execute something truly world changing. I know your the right person to lead this project and get it done. Keep up the good work!Josh
      • 4 years ago
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    Frequently Asked Questions
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    Frequently Asked Questions Over the last few weeks many of the friends of LAA have submitted interesting and provocative questions that will undoubtedly influence the way we precede over the next several months. Here is a brief set of issues that have been raised and our current thinking. PLEASE feel free to COMMENT...
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    • David
      David PLEASE feel free to COMMENT on individual questions and offer new ones that you feel are important to consider as we move forward.
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    • Andrew Blaisdell
      Andrew Blaisdell Nice, challenging questions about the project. I'm particularly glad to see you taking on the issues of technology and whether the solution requires a building or not.
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    • Susanna Schaus
      Susanna Schaus Very well researched....well informed and lays out details in a very clear way...thank you David! Good luck to you!
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    • Nkiru
      Nkiru This project shows great initiative and can really get something started. It is a big challenge to address the entire continent, as each nation has its own unique problems, one of which is the nature of, or complete lack of, urban development or public infrastructure in some regions. The issue of shared information is one... Read more »
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    • rmrsibley
      rmrsibley Thank you for the updates, David! These questions shed a lot of light on your strategies and thinking on how your project will progress over this and the next stage. Good luck!
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    Great First Week!!!
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    LAA had a fantastic first week of fundraising and THANK YOU to everyone who contributed comments and donations! In addition to financial support, many people came forward connections and resources that are every bit as valuable as a donation. This was a totally unexpected and welcome phenomenon. PLEASE KEEP THESE...
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    • ALTAA
      ALTAA Best of luck with the teambuilding and fundraising needed to move this project forward.
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    • rgraham
      rgraham fantastic. its definitely important to find a variety of organizations to widen interest & publicity for this project. when will we see the results of the research??
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    • David
      David @rgraham: Our goal is to prepare a preliminary study in the next six months, make a fact-finding trip to potential sites for a pilot project, then return to compile all the data and work out a schematic proposal. We hope to have all of that information packaged together in the Spring for approaching next-stage funding... Read more »
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    • Jane
      Jane Thanks for sharing these next steps. I can't wait to hear more and hope this comment helps you get one step closer to your challenge goals. ^_^ Jane
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    • Kay
      Kay Your creative project connects us all. Thanks for working so hard for us and making it happen.
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  • Libraries Across Africa posted a progress report
    The Team is Growing
    By - David Dewane - Project Director
    LAA has recruited Judd Swanson, an architect/anthropologist for research dealing with how people in various African nations historically hold and pass on information, what kind of an approach would honor those traditions, how those trends differ in regionally, and how that affect the concept of a ʻlibraryʼ. Mr....
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    • erikdavidhegre
      erikdavidhegre Hi David, This is a wonderful initiative. Please keep me informed of your progress and let me know how I may further help.Sincerely,Erik Hegre
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    • ebaer2
      ebaer2 David,This is an incredible project! Can't wait to see the fantastic progress it makes. This truly will be world changing!
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    • julieeakin
      julieeakin This most exciting project is in very capable hands. David was my intern at Cite magazine during his Rice studies and always promoted provocative ideas with a most agreeable attitude. Good luck, David! Julie Eakin
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    • alextseng
      alextseng David, your project sounds like a wonderful opportunity. It's the kind of thing I want to do someday. Good luck man!-Alex
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    • matthewgenaze
      matthewgenaze Apart from not enough libraries in Africa and other developing parts of the world, there are not enough truly noble design proposals like Libraries Across Africa. Congratulations on the intial seed grant and I hope for the sake of future beneficiaries of such a library, that Libraries Across Africa is given all the support... Read more »
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  • Libraries Across Africa has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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David Dewane

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Houston, Texas United States

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