Author Archives: Kate Heywood

Donate your used phones at Conference

What’s the idea?

Help support Phones4Zimbabwe by giving us your old, neglected and unused mobile phones (ideally with chargers). We will send them over to Zimbabwe to schools and health clinics.

Why?

You get a warm fuzzy feeling from helping a community in Zimbabwe to improve communications and information flow in an often forgotten part of the country.

The health clinics and schools receiving the phones can use them for emergencies, for every day use, to share and coordinate information and make life a little easier.

We are focussing on Binga, a remote and neglected area of North West Zimbabwe, to ensure the are has …

Posted in Conference | 5 Comments

Hope for 2008

Six weeks into the year seems a strange time to think about hope in 2008. Maybe it is a better time than January, away from the pressure of New Year’s resolutions and with a clearer and more realistic view of the year ahead. So here are my hopes for 2008…

Energising new voters

Having recently returned from Washington DC, I was amazed by the way Barack Obama (candidate for Democratic Presidential nominee) had energised people to participate in the democratic primaries. At one of his rallies where I almost saw him (I made it inside, but couldn’t wait the three and a …

Posted in Op-eds | 7 Comments
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