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“Research in India has found Internet connectivity can be key to improving the livelihood of rural poor by giving them access to information.” – mongabay.com

November 8, 2010

Backstory Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 – Wednesday, ambulance October 27, ambulance 2010 Usual breakfast at the hotel. I’ve given up on the eggs. The yolks are white (apparently due to a lack of pigmentation), which confused me on the first day when I wondered if I had been served solely egg whites, but…

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“The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

November 7, 2010

Backstory Day 1 Day 2 – Tuesday, unhealthy October 26, cialis 2010 Wake up, toast and eggs for breakfast, and to the Stadium for 9am. I ask the technician if the Internet is working and he promises that it will be by the afternoon. For once, luck is on my side, and we have it…

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“Africa is being readied for a major change. The fulcrum for change is technology.” – Mark Rais

November 6, 2010

Backstory Day 1 – Monday, pharmacy October 25, click 2010 After the 7 hour international flight, 1 hour domestic flight, and 6 hour drive to the north of Ghana, we finally arrive in Tamale at 11pm on Sunday night. Aisha, the Camfed Programme Officer, meets us at the hotel the following morning to check that…

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“Girls like me in rural Africa have the same dreams and ambitions as girls everywhere, but they are destroyed by poverty.” – Penelope Machipi

November 5, 2010

Earlier this year, my employer, Credit Suisse, launched a pilot ‘Global Citizens Program’ to supplement our existing Global Education Initiative. As it says on the tin: The Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative is supporting selected international development organisations to improve the education opportunities for 45,000 young people through locally relevant programs in Europe, the Middle…

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“Girls just need support, encouragement and mentoring to follow through with the sciences.” – Sally Ride

April 8, 2010

There’s a really nice article on BBC News, continuing the story of four women in space. The focus is on Naoko Yamazaki, the second Japanese woman to go into space. Her story embodies what the fight for equality is about for me, because she isn’t a woman that ‘has it all’. She doesn’t do space…

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“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.” – Charlotte Whitton

April 3, 2010

March was women’s month in many ways, from it being Women’s History Month in the U.S. to International Women’s Day on March 8th, but now that it’s all over, it’s nice to see that we’re not out of the news just yet. Here’s quick round-up of the latest: Asian women set to make Westminster breakthrough:…

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“Basically, all my life I’d been told you can’t do that because you’re female. So I guess I just didn’t pay any attention.” – Shannon Lucid

December 19, 2009

Almost every male-dominated scientific discipline I know has a ‘Women in…’ group to go along with it. Women in Aerospace was established over 20 years ago, unsurprisingly in the US, to support the American women who were fortunate enough to take advantage of the industry spawned by NASA. Women in Aerospace Europe was only founded…

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