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Educational Resources on International Development

Waterloo leafing through Stephen Hawking

Over the years we have produced a number of papers which explain the reasoning behind our work. For example, what we mean by 'empowerment', why we prefer the term 'social profit' to 'non-profit' or 'non-governmental' when describing our kind of organisation, and why we have been working in Eastern Europe.

In this section we have provided definitions and clarifications of some of the issues in international development with which we are concerned, and a list of some thought-provoking quotations. This includes the digital divide -- the gap between those with effective access to digital and information technology, and those with little or no access. In many parts of the developing world people have neither the technology, the resources, nor the skills needed to participate as active digital citizens.

We would be interested to hear from you if you want to challenge any of our statements or assumptions, or if you think you can help us present the ideas in a better way. But please be aware that our resources are limited and our main focus is on helping people in need in lower income countries and finding the resources to do this.

The photo is of little Waterloo leafing through Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time'. In reality, Waterloo will be lucky if she learns to read and write and goes on to further education. Waterloo lives in Makeni and her family is poor. And books don't feature in her environment.

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