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Thank You for 20 Years

Twenty years ago, with some seed money from his last startup and a vision to change the world, Jim Fruchterman founded Benetech, a nonprofit dedicated to building tech that serves all of humanity. Today, Benetech continues to build on the founding vision, expanding our impact to empower communities across the globe with software for social good.

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Challenges and Opportunities Strengthening the Social Safety Net

What are the challenges and opportunities for connecting people to key services? KP Naidu, VP, Benetech Labs discusses strengthening the social safety net.

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Opening a Whole New Reading World for Students in Saint Lucia

We’re pleased to announce the pilot of the Saint Lucia Bookshare Library. The pilot is funded by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and sponsored by Saint Lucia’s Department of Sustainable Development and Department of Education. Saint Lucia’s Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre will lead this pilot, set to begin in January 2021. Here, Linda Preville, Principal of the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre, shares her perspective on the pilot and the importance of accessible books.

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Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School, uses Bookshare, assistive technology, and creativity to engage reluctant readers in a Southwest Yup’ik community in New Stuyahok, Alaska.

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