About iSTEP Tanzania
Launched by TechBridgeWorld in 2009 the innovative Student Technology ExPerience or iSTEP is a new program connecting students with technology projects in developing communities. Utilizing multidisciplinary teams the internship works on collaborative research projects between Carnegie Mellon University and partners in the international community. The program aims to give real-world experience to students in the ITC4D sector as well as extending solutions to developing communities.
The inaugural team will be working with the University Computing Center in Dar es Salaam on three projects:
1. A cell phone application for use by social workers to track information on services provided to AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.
2. Creating and evaluating culturally-relevant educational technology and games for child literacy.
3. Enhancing and evaluating a low-cost braille writing tutor for visually-impaired students.
For more information on iSTEP 2009, please visit http://istep2009.techbridgeworld.org.
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