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Around the world, thousands of websites need compelling content to continue promoting awareness about specific causes and spread the wealth of knowledge. The traffic they generate heavily relies on the quality of what they show. Additionally, many projects today rely on the support of externals – from Linux to NASA.

Photos and editorial content can often be provided directly to the main editors and webmasters of those websites, and sometimes in the form of a blog or a wiki. If you feel that you have something to show or say that is newsworthy just identify the sites that you want to support and contact them.

Where do you find recipients of educational materials? Try the following:

www.Wikepedia.org: the world’s largest online, free-of-charge encyclopedia. The webpages are built in such a way (wikis) that everyone can contribute. And they start building study curricula too. Many language versions are available. A great great start to provide access to information for free to everyone.

Where do you find materials to be shared:

Yourself, if you know that you have good knowledge on a specific topic. Topics can be extremely specific, such a information about a specific village in the world, or the solution to a difficult chemical equation. Forget about academia: very often practical knowledge is as important as well-written textbooks.

Online: millions of people publish great information. Transporting this content further is as important as building new one. Just ask for permission unless the content you find is explicitly public. An example: www.howstuffworks.com

Translate online content: whether we like it or not, much of the online content is in English. If you have good knowledge of another language, you can bridge the language gap by translating things into another language from English – just ensure that you know what you are talking about…And of course, make sure that you do not infringe any copyright.

Remember to respect the rules of intellectual property – but do not overdo it: check www.creativecommons.org for options to protect yourself and others while sharing the wealth!

www.globalideasbank.org is full of ideas for a better world, and needs everyone’s ideas


Educational Materials

The first points of entry to ship physical educational materials are local charities that can aggregate the delivery and make it cost effective. Look for organizations in your neighborhood, be them religious or school-based. In the case of religious organizations, we suggest that you check with them what the criteria for the distribution of the materials to the recipients are – in some cases, the recipient will need to be part of a local church or similar, which might be a source of discrimination or undue “evangelization”. This said, it is up to you to decide if your contribution should be used to promote a specific faith, or should rather be unrestrained.

Some schools in third world countries may also need digital educational materials. In this case there are no problems with the shipping. Just make sure that you have the copyrights needed to distribute those materials to the recipients.

This also applies to institutions operating in specialized fields, be them in developing or developed countries. They may need specialized information that you may be having. Just try to find them out.

www.throwplace.com/ is a repository of information about where to send unused goods (including books), and where to source them from































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