Technology for Social Good

Angeline, 12, works in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. She says she wants to use the computer to write and do research.
Angeline, 12, works in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. She says she wants to use the computer to write and do research.

Harnessing the power of technology

Technology alone is never the solution. Technology by itself is confusing, breaks down, wears out, and provides little humanitarian relief.

But when technology is used for good by people who want to improve their own communities through health, education, agriculture, income generation, sharing God’s love, etc., then human and community development occurs. Lives can be made better. Lives can be saved.

 

Stories of technology building better lives

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