EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( PLIP ) has announced an invitation to public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to use information and communication technology ( ICT ) to extend their services to improve lives in their communities. The grant maximum is US$15,000; the implementation period is 12 months and the application deadline is January 31, 2012.
The grants aim to encourage libraries to extend their services to meet community information needs and to contribute to community development. The grants will be awarded for services focused on five key areas. These are :
. Health- including e-health services
. Improving people’s employment prospects
. Support for vulnerable children and youth at risk
. Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses
Libraries may apply in partnership with other organisations that use ICT for community development. The grant builds on previous EIFL-PLIP work which demonstrates that with limited additional support , libraries in developing countries can successfully implement community information services using ICT.
To find out more, visit the EIFL website, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Fairbairn EIFL-PLIP Communications