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01 Aug 2014
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
EIFL has released a new video which shows the impact of an EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) supported project that uses tablet computers to support children’s education in Kibera, the largest slum in Eastern Africa. The video features Kibera Public Library, a branch of the Kenya (...)
12 Mar 2014
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
EIFL has released a new video which highlights the impact on farmers in a small community in rural Uganda when the local library receives laptops and internet connections. Bwera Information Centre (BIC) is a tiny rural library in Kasese District in Western Uganda, featured in the EIFL video. Over (...)
08 Dec 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
EIFL‘s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to present the results of the innovative public library services we have supported over the last three years. The innovative services are all new to the public libraries and to the communities served. They were strengthened by working (...)
Women received advice and encouragement through the simplest of devices — their mobile phones. Photo credit: Iain Marlow
02 Dec 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
An EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) project that connects expecting mothers with needed health information through mobile phones has been featured in the Impatient Optimist development blog.  “I’d been living in Ghana for five months when I visited the Northern Regional Library in (...)
Beyond Access team members from the Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Centre, IREX and EIFL visit with Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar MP Aung San Suu Kyi.
23 Feb 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
As part of the Beyond Access delegation to Myanmar, EIFL team members Rima Kupryte and Monika Elbert met with Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar MP Aung San Suu Kyi. The delegation met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw to discuss her vision of public libraries in Myanmar and the (...)