Community knowledge centre in rural Kenya captures International Herald Tribune's eye

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By Chris Nicholson for International Herald Tribune

ENTASOPIA, Kenya, 09 February 2009

APC member Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has been running satellite ground stations in its community of Entasopia, Kenya, as part of a project that has recently been featured in the International Herald Tribune and reprinted in the New York Times. In November 2008, three engineers from the University of Michigan (USA) set off to Kenya, to install a small solar-powered satellite dish to connect a few computers in the community. Chris Nicholson of the International Herald Tribune reports on the project and explores how this new connection has changed life in the community: “When Internet connections arrive in small towns like Entasopia, they put new tools into the hands of people hungry to use them, and for some there, that has had wide repercussions.” Read the article

Full article at http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/29/technology/kenya02.1-416611.php?page=1

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