The World Internet Resources for Education and Development (WiRED) in collaboration with Global Strategies for HIV Prevention (GSHP) will install Community Health Information Centers in five locations in Kenya. The test project will provide communication and information resources to improve local health care and to help prevent the spread of AIDS.
ART FOR ORPHANS 2001 is a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork from children in Croatia and Bosnia. Your donation supports WiRED’s Balkans Orphanage Fund, which provides the tools necessary for these children to experience the benefits of information and communication resources enjoyed by children in Western countries.
WiRED, an international organization dedicated to bringing the resources of the Internet to war-ravaged places like Kosovo, launched its innovative “Video Visit” program on Thursday, November 16. The project enables families of seriously ill children undergoing treatment in European hospitals to make “live” visits via Internet-linked video.
The system of computers linked to each other through the Internet provides a nearly unlimited free flow of information, but it also offers a “high-tech answer to basic human needs” like freedom and democracy, says media expert Gary Selnow
The U.S. Department of State has established free computer centers at seven locations in war-ravaged Kosovo as part of its Kosovo Internet Access Initiative (KIAI). These centers are managed by the International Organization on Migration and operated with the help of a nonprofit foundation called WiRED (World Internet Resources for Education and Development).
For thousands of people in remote, war-torn villages of the former Yugoslavia, Gary Selnow of Montara is the guru of the Internet. Selnow, a communications professor at San Francisco State University, runs a nonprofit organization out of his home on the San Mateo coast that provides computer links to doctors and other health care workers, journalists, students and other professionals in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
If all of NATO’s might can’t keep the peace in the Balkans, maybe the Internet can. That’s how one Bay Area professor is trying to bring peace to war-torn Croatia. Founded by San Francisco State professor Gary Selnow, the Global Learning Center is using computers to teach cultural tolerance to schoolchildren in Eastern Slovenia.