It's hard to believe it's already February. We have exciting news: we're flying to Greece in just two weeks! We're so excited to enter this new phase of implementation. We'll be piloting our new Raspberry Pi in select camps and installing more Solar Hubs - now with an improved design to protect phones from rain.
Thanks to some new team members doing tons of research, translations, and programming, we have made huge strides on the Raspberry Pi platform. Here's what users will see when they connect:
Now, for the details: As you can see, there are three main categories that users will be able to enter. Within Education, subcategories are: healthcare; children's books; school resources; personal development; management and leadership; spirituality and religion; novels and literature. The Translation tab will include Refugee Phrasebook and an offline version of Google Translate, while Legal will host materials on asylum information and support offices. All of this material will be available in Arabic, Farsi, and English. Users connect through the wi-fi signal emitted by the Pi. There is also a feedback form integrated into the platform so we can get more information on what users enjoy and would like to see more of. We're hoping this will be a big step in equalising access to reliable information and educational materials.
We're very excited to be in Greece from February 18 - 25. We'll be starting in Athens and driving up to Thessaloniki while visiting camps around both cities and along the way. If you're able to contribute to help support our trip, it would be much appreciated. We receive 100% of the proceeds and it all goes directly to making our work possible (you can get some sweet Elpis apparel, too!)
Thanks for being a part of the journey,
Sam, Alex, and the whole Elpis team