Game Changers Summit 2014 News Coverage

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The Game Changers Summit, held Sept. 3-5 in Nashville, Tenn., addressed how information and communications technology (ICT) can be used to help parts of the world left behind by the technological revolution.

Participants heard from globally-renowned leaders about how to solve problems in education, wellness, and community development by leveraging the world's growing access to cell towers, Internet and hardware.

Explore the stories below to learn more about the life-enhancing and life-saving potential of technology and how your congregation can become part of this innovative, technology-based mission.

News Coverage

Isaac Broune (left) and April Gonzaga-Mercado lead a panel discussion on using communications as aid as part of the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Grab your cell phone in typhoon, flood, or war

When disaster strikes a community, cell phones and other communication aids can help with emergency response and recovery. Read More

 
Eric Youngren (right) and John Macdonald view a solar-powered light during the Innovation Fair at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Text messaging can be lifesaving

Technology such as mass text messaging can be lifesaving.
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The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau of the Democratic Republic of Congo gives the sermon during opening worship at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Leveraging information for development

Game Changers Summit draws people from nine countries to hear experts on how technology helps the social good." Read more

 

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Mission and Ministry
Rudo Sarah Mazamani, a United Methodist farmer in Headlands, Zimbabwe, uses a tippy-tap foot pedal device to wash her hands. The hands-free device is more hygienic than a traditional water tap. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Africans rely on survival skills to fight COVID-19

Many rural communities in Zimbabwe are using age-old practices to stay healthy and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Mission and Ministry
A $2 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, helped construct a new student union building at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The building was dedicated July 20. Fall semester classes at the United Methodist university will begin online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

Africa University shifts fall semester online

Despite the move to distance learning, the United Methodist university celebrated a new student union, dormitory and expanded dining hall, funded by a gift from Dallas’ Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Evangelism
Everlyne Kukah Esther, an Africa University student from Kenya, hands over food to Charity Chikukwa, a beneficiary of the Feed a Family program in Gimboki, Zimbabwe. The Rev. Joseph Charinge (red shirt) and AU student Fiston Okito from Congo look on. Esther and her classmates started the campaign to help vulnerable families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

AU students skip meals to feed struggling families

A group of international students at the United Methodist university has started a Feed a Family campaign to donate food and money to communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.