A project by a German non-profit social enterprise, URIDU, and Tanzania’s Ministry for Health and Social Welfare, is utilizing a solar-powered MP3 player to present health schooling to women who can’t read in rural elements of the East African nation.
Named the MP3forLife Player, the solar-powered system developed by URIDU is claimed to include greater than 400 solutions to questions on health, vitamin, household planning, baby care, work security and different subjects.
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“We conceived the MP3forLife Player for small group listening – it fosters discussion, exchange and group building,” stated Felicitas Heyne, psychologist and founding father of URIDU.
Considering the varied subjects coated and the wealth of data obtainable on them that’s related for the MP3forLife customers, it’s fairly a course of to get all the knowledge transformed into audio. URIDU say that “all texts are translated with the help of more than 10.000 volunteers from over 100 countries who participate in a unique crowdsourcing effort. Once the information has been translated it is recorded by a native speaker of the target language”.
The MP3forLife plsyers are distributed free of charge to these women who want them with the help of NGOs in Tanzania.
“We want to provide basic knowledge to illiterate rural women, but we also want to create a team spirit among them. They are key to positive change in their countries. Wherever women are empowered, a favorable spiral is set in motion. Health and education improve, populations stabilize, economies grow.” stated Heyne in conclusion.
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