Tufts International Development

Exciting news regarding Davis Projects for Peace!

by jtijssen
Exciting news regarding Davis Projects for Peace! Oct 05

We're very excited to let you know that Davis Projects for Peace has selected Tufts International Development’s Ecuador Koombook Program as one of sixteen outstanding projects from the summer of 2018! Each year their CEO recognizes 16 of the 100 winning projects, and we are incredibly honored to be included in that group. Their writer, Doug Wilhelm, will write a short article profiling our program.

Members of the Ecuador Team of Tufts International Development worked on the digital library project known as Koombook. Koombook is a device that allows its users to have access to hundreds of educational resources without the use of the internet, something that most rural communities don't have access to. To learn more about their experiences you can read the following blogs:

Sep 07

Expanding the Koombook Project into Minas, Ecuador by Jacob Rubel (A’21)

by tuftsigl

This August I traveled to Ecuador with members of Tufts International to visit our current digital library project and implement new centers into two other towns. The first of these new locations was San Jose de Minas, a medium sized town about 2 hours outside of Quito.

Aug 24

Implementing Two New Koombook Programs in Ecuador by Alexandra Claman (A’19)

by tuftsigl

This August, I traveled to Ecuador with Tufts International Development (TID) to continue our KoomBook digital library project. This trip, we are moving the center in Coaque, a coastal town affected by the 2016 earthquake, and implementing two new programs in Minas and Jatumpamba. We just completed our Coaque portion of the trip.

Apr 20

The Shadow of Partition: Migration and the Indian Subcontinent by Ayden Crosby

by mdillard

How do our conceptions of space, boundaries, and political borders impact the way we address migration? What is the shadow cast by the partition of India 1947 and how is this related to our perceptions of space?

Apr 17

Transit Migration through Mexico by Claire Connolly

by tuftsigl

On February 21st, 2018, Tufts International Development hosted the IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration. We brought Dr.

Jan 31

The Importance of Engaging Community Members in Sustainability Projects by Clemencia Pinascola

by mdillard

This winter, I was part of the Ecuador Team of Tufts International Development (TID) that travelled to Coaque, Ecuador, to check in on our ongoing digital library project, Koombook.

Jan 31

The Reality in Coaque, Ecuador by Joaquin Bustamante

by mdillard

Coaque is a rural town located in the coastal region of Ecuador. It has suffered dramatically since the deadly earthquake struck the community in 2016. Tufts International Development (TID) has been working with the community since 2016, in collaboration with the NGO Avanti and Libraries Without Borders, to implement Koombook.

Oct 17

IGL students attend the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting by Mia Ellis

by tuftsigl

Every year, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference gathers hundreds of students to take action on the world's most pressing challenges. All attendees develop Commitments to Action, which are proposals for ideas or projects that aim to solve issues in local communities or abroad.

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