The photographs from villages in Africa, South
America, India and the Caribbean will be on
display at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt
Hall in New York from Monday, September 20
through Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The
Ericsson Technology for Good photo exhibit comes
during the annual week-long meeting of the
United Nations General Assembly, which this year
marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of
the Millennium Development Goals.
The powerful images, from the famous to the
anonymous, tell stories of those who are
benefiting from the public/private partnerships
depicted in the exhibit's photos:
Jeanne D'Arc Mukamuligo is one of 200 women
weaving baskets for the Imasirire
cooperative at the Millennium Village in
Mayange, Rwanda. She used to travel 40km (24
miles) just to purchase materials for her
business. With mobile broadband in her
village, Jeanne can now order things online,
and even be in contact with her customers in
The Amazonian state of Para, Brazil is one
of the most remote areas in the world. A
project called "Health and Happiness" there
brings access to healthcare, education and
marketplaces to more than 30,000 people in
Mobile connectivity is improving access to
education and boosting teacher presence,
teacher quality and increasing student
attendance in the Millennium Village in
Dertu, Kenya. School enrollment has tripled
and dropout rates have fallen by 85% after
connecting Dertu's schools to the Internet
via the mobile network in 2009.
"We see a future where empowerment and
innovation through connectivity come together to
further the development of the global economy
and to improve living conditions throughout the
world," said Elaine Weidman, head of
Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for
Ericsson. "In cooperation with our partners,
we believe this exhibit shows what is possible
with our technology and how we are already using
it to help achieve the Millennium Development
Entry to the three-day photo exhibit is free and
accessible to anyone travelling through Grand
Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.
Ericsson has long been a champion of the use of
mobile technology as an enabler to reaching the
Millennium Development Goals.
Essentially mobile technology is a key
infrastructure which can deliver a number of
services reliably and cost effectively, bringing
a closing of the digital divide and a rise in
the standard of living.
"Mobile communication is one of the most
pervasive technologies ever invented and is
responsible for a great leap forward in society,
commerce and the environment in many parts of
the world. Now we can envision bringing
everyone into the new millennium by empowering
people with innovative solutions for
connectivity through mobile communications,"
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