The Organic Health Response seeks to use new tech on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to turn the tide against the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria.
Part of this means using sustainable Internet tech with serious bandwidth, provided by Inveneo of San Francisco.
Here we see Ekialo Kiona's Cyber-Center Coordinator, Brian Mattah, leads the first series of EK staff computer trainings. For most, these trainings are their first exposure to computers, research and the web. Brian will continue teaching computer trainings to the staff and hold regular classes with all EK members. A community member observes, "Everytime a person who has never used a computer touches a mouse or taps any button, you expect a smile from their faces – a sign of excitement!"
"All of us at OHR would like to extend a personal thanks to Craig Newmark and the Craigslist Charitable Foundation for their generous contribution of $20,000 to the OHR-Inveneo Partnership to help us improve our computer lab and encourage HIV counseling and testing at the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island."