Posted by: bluesyemre | March 31, 2014

The Ideas Box (Access to education, information and culture in humanitarian situations) by Libraries without Borders, UNHCR and creator Philippe Starck

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  • Since 2012, Libraries without Borders has partnered with UNHCR and creator Philippe Starck to create an innovate device that will deliver access to information for people emerging from humanitarian crises. Refugees have immediate pressing needs for food, shelter, health care and clothing. Once these priorities have been met, they need a way to forge social ties, rebuild an informed civil society, and develop resilience for the struggles that lay ahead. Too often, the tools needed for this vital work are lacking. The Ideas Box fills this void, giving people who have been thrown into chaos the means to read, write, create and communicate. By providing access to the Internet, books, educational resources, theatre, and films, the Ideas Box empowers individuals and communities to begin to reconstruct what has been lost.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qPbky8XiQc

Video: Meet the Ideas Box ! A Library/Media Center in 18 minutes ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PiL1I1cBJI

http://www.ideas-box.org/en/

http://www.ideas-box.org/en/blog.html

http://www.unhcr.org/

http://www.librarieswithoutborders.org/

http://www.starck.com/

 

 


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