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Isabelle commented on Improve Reading For Climate Refugees in the South Pacific

While working in the pacific for the last 2 months, I keep making new connections and witness raising interest in our project. Our team (iLearn4Fun/library for All, USP) is trying to organizing a 2 days workshop in Fiji next month, in order to design an open source digital library for the south Pacific. Participants will be local stakeholders, NGOs and donor agency. Contact me if you want to participate.

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Isabelle commented on Improve Reading For Climate Refugees in the South Pacific

Thanks Balint Katona  I hoping to go back to Africa and to collaborate with some telecom company. I have worked with Orange before, they have a strong lead in West Africa, and they supported the Eduappforsyria challenge. In the pacific and especially in Kiribati there is currently only one phone company and most of the island can not be reached by phone even less internet. In terms of infrastructure is similar to an intervention after a natural disaster, there is very little, no car, a weekly airplane, no electricity, no runnnibg water. It's a chamlenging setting, but great people.

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Isabelle commented on Improve Reading For Climate Refugees in the South Pacific

Hi Seini, thanks for your input. Do you feel that children in Tonga need more books to read? and if so would a book originally from an other South Pacific country such as Fiji be more appealing for Tongan children than a book from the USA?

From working in the Pacific, I remember that translating stories from other cultures in the local languages is very difficult, because the words often do not exist. Do you agree?