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Jan. 22, 2017 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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Kom og sving en skruemaskine eller en pensel og lær nye tricks - Vi bruger flotte farver maling og genbrugsmaterialer.

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Det er Morten og Elizabeth fra K-O-N-T-O, som har designet det nye værksted. Det skal være et godt sted at arbejde med genbrug og pakning af computere, li'som det bliver et socialt miljø og kontormiljø både …

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March 1, 2015 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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Together with technicians from Mzuzu University, Malawi, a team from FAIR has been upgrading and maintaining 3 centres established in September 2013, approximately 1½ years after their birth. The upgrade has targeted especially the software and informational resources at the centres, and the future plans are to implement an efficient routine to keep distributing such updates not only to newly established centres, but also to those already members of the …

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Dec. 11, 2014 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We're not actually aboard the ship ourselves, but we do feel the waves crashing and imagine how long the beard of the captain is. Because our 4th consignment is now on its way. Once again, the destination is Malawi, a long-term commitment of FAIR Denmark.

The purpose of the shipment is to improve and broaden our projects in Malawi. Some of the equipment is thought of as upgrades for existing …

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Oct. 31, 2014 by Bjarne Nielsen
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First shipment dispatched

Fair is extending the list of projects, and yesterday the first container bound for the Dongoro region in Ethiopia left our storage in Oslo. The project is a cooperation between Fair Norway and AGA Foundation. Israel Shuruamu, co-founder of AGA, and from the Dongoro region himself, attended the loading of the container. "This is a dream coming true for me," he says. "It is the moment …

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Sept. 25, 2014 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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In September 2013, FAIR launched a joint project with Mzuzu University (Mzuni) in Northern Malawi. The project model was the continuation of our first pilot project efforts, and should prove that schools and local forces could join to bring about the necessary sustainable environment for educational ICT centres. Not least, the project is overseen by the Malawi Ministry of Education's regional division.

One of the big success stories of this …

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June 19, 2014 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We are happy to announce that FAIR is assisting Maarifa -- a new development eLearning project by the Norwegian governmental knowledge centre for free and reusable software, Friprogsenteret.

FAIR has mainly always concentrated on hardware and operating system infrastructure more than the content (we do like content, though!!). Maarifa on the other hand is an eLearning project founded on the basis of reusing already existing eLearning ressources, but keeping focus …

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Nov. 8, 2013 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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FAIR is happy to see the progress of the newly found Foundation for Learning Equality recently showcased in BBC Future (3:46).

First of all, their invention and on-going open source project KA Lite has meant availability of vast educational video materials and the potential of an online classroom environment in an otherwise offline ICT centre.

The vision is almost identical to FAIR's vision in Malawi, where centres apart from …

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Oct. 29, 2013 by Philip Douglass
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In the second week of October 2013 the Technical University of Denmark hosted the 4th Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe conference, a gathering of leading experts in the field of intelligent energy systems. FAIR Danmark was present at the conference with a donation box where conference participants could donate their complementary USB flash drives. In total 59 flash drives were collected. We want to thank all of the drive …

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Oct. 6, 2013 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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Kicking off our installation trip around the Northern region of Malawi, we setup the first centre at the home campus of our partner, Mzuzu University.

The centre was a wish by the university administration and the ICT Committee to provide better ICT access for students at the university. The need for better ICT access is critical: 3,100 registered students in 2013 and no general access …

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Sept. 18, 2013 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We are very excited to announce that Mzuzu University (Mzuni), Northern Educational Division (NED), and FAIR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the current and future activities to provide sustainable ICT centres for secondary school education in Malawi.

The MOU has been planned since February 2013, through a number of physical meetings, and not least through online collaboration by email, chat, and Google Docs.

The project is very mutual: …

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