eGranary Digital Library
Many lower and middle income countries do not have adequate access to computer based educational resources or print materials. By providing a centralized repository of Intranet-based educational materials and resources, the eGranary Digital Library (eG) offers institutions in resource-poor settings the ability to store and access large volumes of customized educational materials.
SCGH initially partnered with the University of North Carolina’s Widernet Project in 2008 to develop custom portals of health information resources on the eG for students and practitioners in medicine, nursing, public health, and other health-related disciplines in Zambia. The eG is particularly useful in many parts of Zambia and other countries due to limitations of access to the Internet either because of availability, slow speed, or high cost. SCGH has worked with partners ranging from academic and government institutions to NGOs in the development and dissemination the eGranary Digital Library in several countries including Zambia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Kenya. To learn more about this project, click on the tabs above.
Over the last 5 years, SCGH has worked with partners ranging from academic and government institutions to NGOs in the development and dissemination the eGranary Digital Library in several different countries including Zambia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Kenya. Through a partnership with VVOB Zambia, SCGH expanded its scope of the eG project beyond health sciences to include educational resources for teachers and students in Zambia. Presently, SCGH is partnering with the Peace Corps office in Zambia to assess the feasibility and usefulness of solar powered eG units at 3 primary schools with intermittent or no electricity.
- Development of teacher training resources with VVOB Zambia
- Facilitated training and installation for 18 eGranaries in partnership with VVOB Zambia
- Purchased 4 eGranaries for Colleges of Education in Zambia
- Development of THET linkage and workshop
- Purchased eG unit for VVOB Zimbabwe
- Partnered with Lusaka's technology and innovation hub, BongoHive, to provide on the ground technical support.
- Joined Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Ethiopia to advise e-learning strategy that included eG units
- University of Zambia School of Medicine
- Chainama Hills College of Health Sciences
- Copperbelt University School of Medicine
- Chikankata Mission Hospital
- Lewanika General Hospital
- Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU)
- Lusaka School of Nursing
- Cavendish School of Medicine
- Macha Works
- THET office
- Teacher Resource Centers and Colleges of Education in Zambia
- Peace Corps headquarters in Zambia
- Zambia Knowledge Centre
- National Institute of Public Administration
- VVOB Zimbabwe
- Zambian Forum for Health Research (ZAMFOHR)
SCGH has added a significant amount of health and education related content to the eGranary such as the Khan Academy, textbooks and much more. Additionally, content developed and tested in Zambia such as Medical Aid Films, TESSA as well as the EPHTI materials which were developed in Ethiopia have also been added. To help users easily find these resources, SCGH has developed the following portals with partners in Zambia.
Community Development Resources: resources for community development
National Institute of Public Administration: resources for professional management and business training for students, educators and practitioners in Zambia
Zambia Knowledge Centre: educational resources for teachers and students
Zambia Medical Portal: resources for medical educators, students, and practitioners
Zambia Nursing and Midwifery Portal: resources for educators, students, and practitioners
Zambia Public Health Portal: resources for educators, students, and practitioners