Zambezi Electronic Library
The Zambezi Electronic Library (ZEL) is a community resource for kids of all ages in Zambezi, in the North-West Province of Zambia, to study, learn, and discover through videos, books, and other digital assets.
Thousands of books and videos ...
Zambezi Electronic LIbrary (ZEL) accesses thousands of videos, textbooks, and other material using a raspberry pi called Rachel—an offline server. Materials include educational videos (Khan Academy), an offline version of the most used encyclopedia (Wikipedia), fiction books, Saylor textbooks, and much more. Kids can discover English/grammar, math, science for all ages, business and entrepreneurship, history, African art, and more. They use computers and tablets to access the materials through Bluetooth.
The library is staffed by graduates of Lord's Mountain. They help kids with their homework, school projects, and studying for the grade 7, 9, and 12 exams. If the kids feel they need some extra tuition in a subject matter, the staff will guide them to the proper resources.
And exciting news! The office has moved to a larger space near the market, for higher visiblity. Their biggest competition comes from gaming outlets, but a steady steam of kids continue to come and use ZEL.
And more news! With manager David heading off to teach at a local school, Karen has been named the new manager. Jacob Machalo is the new assistant manager.