Can TV – Geeks doing Good

After waking up in he middle of the night last night – small child having a bad dream – I put the radio on and heard a short piece about Can TV which I’ve googled this morning:

In the village of Bourem Inaly, Mali there are over 120 television sets powered by 12-volt car batteries, but there is almost nothing to watch. With its CanTV project, Geekcorps has helped the local radio station stream video content to the local community over WiFi. The radio station, which rents these units out, benefits from a new monthly revenue stream while the villagers benefit with an improved source of news and entertainment.

It looks like a good piece of sustainable development to me.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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