Al Diaa is a programme of free, self-contained digital libraries of educational resources which the current generation of Eritrean students in Sudan Refugee Camps can use right away.
Selected the best global open educational resources and adapt them so that they can work anywhere, even in places with little or no internet connection. The eLibraries work on any infrastructure and use open, platform-independent technologies which adapt and grow flexibly as connectivity improves locally.
With all licences and permissions in place, the eLibrary already contains thousands of relevant, up-to-date, high quality resources especially selected to support learning, teaching and research in Refugee Camp, and always adding more.
Providing access to resources is just the start. I run programmes of training to librarians, educators and students – everything from basic IT skills to advanced resource discovery.
Run training programmes to introduce users to the concept of a digital library and show them how to access, browse and download resources. Introduce Coaches and students to the concepts of self-study and independent learning with easy access to world-class educational and research materials. Now of young people have attended an Al Diaa training course and over 1oo full-text eBooks, learning resources, journal articles, video lessons and lectures have been downloaded.