“If we build our bridge together,
then we can all get across.”
– Solomon ( Accra, Ghana)
CDN builds knowledge bridges by connecting communities with training, scholarships, and educational resources.
We bolster local partners beside local & international experts to strategize, plan, design & execute programs.
CDN’s toolbox includes many tools: innovative ideas, knowledge-sharing, strategic planning, technical training, in-kind goods, mentoring, and financial support.
We bridge people with resources. CDN focuses on 3 pillars:
The success of Community Development Network stands on these 3 Pillars
CDN trains Youth Service Ambassadors (YSAs) as ed-tech managers & interns to run community-based learning centers. Peer mentors build skills & networks.
5G wifi hotspots allow 30+ devices to surf wirelessly within 200 feet. Portable battery power with a durable aluminum case & fan offers access in rugged remote areas.
And considers the culture and location to source best technologies needed to improve access to content and knowledge
Our model is agile & iterative. We work to create solutions quickly; we fail fast & fail better so we find problems early.
Our team constantly improves our product & process.
Knowledge Worth Knowing Is Worth Sharing
We open access to digital learning tools, best practices & innovative tech solutions. Our library, “Open Content for Development” (OC4D), is free via app, website, or wifi community hot-spot offline (RACHEL).
Locals Know What Locals Need
CDN works with local champions for acupuncture-style development. We support programs designed by locals for locals.
Gathering Places: All Are Welcome
Our youth-led tech centers offer community-based knowledge sharing. Digital learning tools and 1-to-1 mentoring expand educational & income-generating opportunities. Gather to learn; go out to teach.
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Our case studies are in process of updating. We thank you for your patience. Oct 2021.