Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Smart Design for Literacy

In rural Mali, adults often attempt to learn how to read during night classes. These night classes are conducted in dimly-lit settings - just a couple of kerosene lamps at times. MIT students and the organization, Design That Matters, came up with a clever solution to this problem and at a low cost. They created the Kinkajou Projector, which conveniently stores large quantities of information for lessons and projects images that are easier on the eye for reading at night. Thanks to this projector, more Malians have the opportunity to become literate and subsequently escape poverty.

-Clare O.