Making IT Good for Women and Educating Children in Rural Areas of Africa

Date:
Monday 18 January 2016

Time:
6.00pm

Venue:
Room 326, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Buliding, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD | Directions and map
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Cost:
Free of Charge for both BCS Members and Non-Members

Joint meeting with BCS Hampshire Branch, and Southampton Solent University

Speaker: Bernard Griffin, from Southampton Solent University and Founder of TULSA

Event Details:

The Universal  Learning Support Agency (TULSA) is a not-for-profit organisation formed to provide access to educational facilities in impoverish African communities in response to a recent United Nations call for action, citing the difficulties being encountered by women and children in East Africa.

The use of contemporary ICT equipment in conjunction with converted containers as school-rooms is being developed to create a sustainable support mechanism for learning in rural communities, adding value through self-development, empowerment and entrepreneurship. It aims to provide basic female hygiene facilities to enable the women attend schools during their monthly menstrual period and hopes to reduce infant and adult mortality rate.

Bernard Griffin, in addition to being an experienced lecturer in the School of Media Arts and Technology at Southampton Solent University, is the  Founder of TULSA