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Richard Close
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Dade City FL
What countries are you working/living in
Africa and US
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Chrysalis Campaign, Inc
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Contest StoryTeller, CyberGuide, School, ICT or Cyber Cafe, Press
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Empower the poor

2012 Projects and Resources

News Letter

As my family surfaces from chopping wood to keep the house warm from Hurricane Sandy I am remind at how dealing with electricity and Internet access is a daily experience in  places like Africa. After two days without power I am drowning with hundreds of requests for information. In that we are very small, we are placing all our project information and resources within the links of this email. As many of you know these programs empower NGOs, associations and schools with a wide range of free educational materials on digital literacy, digital storytelling and methods on how we learning via the Internet.

We encourage you to join our educational communities and our UNESCO PPN seeded digital storytelling site

Next Steps.

We are currently seeking of ways to move to Africa in order to accelerate to the expansion of our “Community Development through Digital Literacy” programs, presentation below. We are also continuing in our exploration to build Community Learning Centers to Africa. If you are interested in joining us in these efforts, feel free to email me directly at

Global Education Conference WEBINARS:

 “How to Teach With Internet Resources and Collaboration for Job Creation and Community Development.” Live session with African Educators  November 14, 2012 from 9am to 10am

To register in the right time zone. Goto the middle of the conference schedule page:


NOTE: The webinar link to the webinar will be posted the day before the event.


Description: Based on questions for a Uganda Youth digital literacy program. This will be a live professional services session teaching Ugandan and Kenyan teachers three principles of web 20 in education. First how cell and web technology have change competencies of African youth. Second, simple methods and tricks for how to include Internet resources into the classroom. Third is how to integrate digital literacy into the business and agriculture industries.

It will address a revised curriculum strategy of educating youth to create and expand new jobs while in school rather that graduate them into jobs that are not there.

WEBINAR: “Community Development Digital Literacy for Local Community Leaders” Live training session with African communities. November 16, 2012 from 9am to 10am   A Global Education Conference live session

 To register in the right time zone. Goto the middle of the conference schedule page:   
NOTE: The link to the webinar will be posted the day before the event.

Description: This webinar will provide African community leaders with a detailed understanding of the Internet has changed African Youth, brake the chains of colonialism and empower African business/farming.

Uganda sponsor: Disciples Christian Fellowship Uganda NGO that leverages small local churches and school for public education. 


Presentations Global Learning Framework PowerPoint:

US Community Learning Center w/ UNESCO WHO Life Skills, “discover your gifts”  and trauma curriculum 18 month project:

Nigeria Community Development through Digital Literacy in Education and Agriculture:

Uganda Community Development through Digital Literacy in business:

Community Learning Centers Proposals in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda:

UNESCO seeded “I am Africa. This is my story….” Lesotho:


YouTube “I am Africa. This is my story….” UNESCO PPN Seeded YouTube digital storytelling channel:

Papers and Training Guides Scribed:  

Education Network Community:

Storytelling Network Community:

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