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Last year, we submitted a project (Computer Training For Poor Rural Primary Schools) to the Global Giving Winter Fundraising drive and we were able to attract cash donations worthy $150 from three donors under NetSquared global network. Our target was to raise $1,500 to support 50 pupils in each of the two schools we had selected for three academic terms (three months for each academic term). After deducting Global Giving charges, the remaining funds were wired on to our Organization account here in Uganda.

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L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

This parallel session on the Raise of mFarmers in Africa (MOB25) was conducted during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference in Windhoek Namabia on 30th May 2013 from 16:45 to 18:15. The session was chaired by Mr. Giacomo Rambaidi of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) of Netherlands and two speakers managed to turn up for their paper presentations and these were John Gushit of University of Jos, Nigeria who presented a paper on “Facilitating the Optimal Utilization of Pesticides by peasant Farmers Using Mobile Technology” and myself (Robert Kibaya) of Uganda who presented on “Mobile Telephony Technologies That Support Communication and Fundraising Needs of a Rural Community Development Organization: A KIRUCODO Live Experience”. For more details about this session please visit this link.

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By Robert Kibaya, Director Communications Without Borders Ltd and Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization; P.O.BOX 705 Mukono, Uganda; E-Mail: robkib@gmail.com, Twitter: @rob_kib, Skype: rob_kib; Blog: www.ruralafricafacts.wordpress.com

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This is one of the interesting sessions that one has not to afford to miss! It will showcase live innovative practices from real practitioners on the ground based in different locations of the world.

Okay, just a little bit of this session:…..From the optimal use of pesticides to mobile banking opportunities for cocoa farmers, this session highlights a range of concrete examples of how mobile phones support small and large scale African farmers in facilitating communication and access to information.

You feel you can join us at E-Learning Africa2013 in the same room (Etosha) at Safari Conference Centre Windhoek Namibia this week on Thursday May 30th 2013 from 16:45 – 18:15 or follow remotely, just consider to utilize the following below:

  • You can follow on for the next four days @eLAConference, #eLA13, #MOB25 and #web2icm