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This website is a survey of new projects and ideas from around the world. They share a common interest in using new media technology to help people in developing countries face the challenges in their lives.

The majority of the world's inhabitants live in poverty, and we are all familiar with various forms of assistance to help the hungry and the homeless. But the field of communications can offer a unique avenue to dignity and self-sufficiency. On this website you will find an array of inspiring stories, that include how:
-- cell phones are helping farmers in Kenya market their crops
-- the Internet is helping slumdwellers in India find jobs
-- radio soap opera is educating tribal communities in Afghanistan
-- online social networking is supporting a student drive to distribute school supplies in rural China

How to Use This Site:
Some two dozen projects and ideas are covered on this website. They are organized under the principles listed on the menu to the left:

Click to these pages and you will find descriptions of developments in this field. Scroll down to the blue button and click through for descriptions of individual projects. You will find a rich offering of links, photos and videos to expand the content.

You may also search the site through the Search function to the left, by country, such as "Ghana," or by technology, such as "radio."

You will notice that this site includes many voices and many differing international perspectives. This reflects the international nature of its student authors, who come from over a dozen different countries. (See "Class Members" on the menu to your left.) Their work serves as a valuable reminder that different cultures approach new media with different values, goals, and reservations.