Sunday, July 6, 2008
Updates, Updates, Updates
1. WCIT2008 Outcomes
The trip had been a very good one, as they've met with various people from all sorts of organizations. This includes K-Perak, MIMOS, Petrosains, and the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development. These organizations have agreed to play their part in ensuring the success of this noble and unique project.
2. Looking for a representative from IIUM
Currently, we are working on a few sub-projects within Australia, Malaysia and a few other places aroud the world. One of them is to connect to the Noble Peace Prize winner Prof Yunus, famous for his Grameen Bank microfinancing.
As such, we are looking for a representative from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). If you are or know someone who is studying in IIUM, and is interested to join the fight against poverty, please contact me at arixrobotics at gmail dot com. This person will be our lead to Prof Yunus.
3. Smart Chip Energy Saving Show Case Project
eLabtronics, the company behind the revolutionary software CoreChart, will be holding a Smart Chip Energy Saving Show Case Project during the Australian National Science Week in August. The activity will involve primary and secondary school children, their teachers, as well as university students and retired engineers in a hands-on 4 day project to design and build working prototype models that best articulate how smart microchips are used to save electricity in homes.
This is your chance to see for yourself the power of CoreChart in practice. Or, if you are interested to become a participant yourself (or your child), you can contact Miro at miro at elabtronics dot com to see whether they have any more room left.
The project will be held on the 2nd (Sat) to 5th (Tue) of August 2008 at The Pacific Cultures Gallery of the South Australian Museum (SAM). If you care about the environment and have an interest in science and electronics, this is the project for you!
4. Blog Visitors, Comments Please!
Although I have not been updating this blog for some time, I noticed that there seem to be new people visiting this site all the time. This really surprises me.
Wheater you are new or coming back, I would love to know what's in your mind. So please leave a comment. I really appreciate that. Thank you.
My name is Arif.
I have a confession to make.
I am affected by a disease called Teenage Affluenza.
YOU might be affected too.
Watch this video and diagnose yourself.
3 billion people in the whole world lives under the poverty line. That is almost half of the world population. The only cure to Teenage Affluenza is to help these less fortunate people.
That is almost half of the world population.
The only cure to Teenage Affluenza is to help these less fortunate people.
What we do
We are raising funds to get a team of villagers from Kyrgyzstan to attend the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) on 18-22 May 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The aim of this effort is to present a sustainable and scalable poverty eradication model to the whole world.
Why we do it
We believe that these villagers have the perfect solution to eradicate poverty by harnessing the power of technology. They not only help themselves break from the cycle of poverty, but at the same time making local businesses more profitable. Registered under the name TalasTronics (NGO), their method is truly unique – programming microchips.
We need your help to raise funds to pay for flight, accommodation and WCIT2008 registration fee for three TalasTronics villagers to present their Poverty Relief projects in Malaysia. The total sum anticipated is $10,000.
If you feel that this effort is genuine and are willing to contribute, please donate.
Your $10 (or any amount you could give) could actually change the life of half of the world population. We appreciate any amount that you could offer.
You can either donate to me in cash (if you are in Adelaide), or just click the ‘ChipIn!’ button below or on the top left side panel. It will bring you to a PayPal page, where you can choose to use PayPal, major credit cards or even some bank accounts.
We all hope that the Kyrgyzstan Villagers will prove once and for all there is hope and help for the 3 billion under privileged people!
Want more information?
Want more information?
Click on the links below to read more about this project.
Go to The Amazing Villagers
Go to The Enabling Technology
Go to The Next Step