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“When I joined the education center, I didn’t know how to write my name”, says Munni Devi from the village of Mustafabad. “I was illiterate but I wanted to give proper guidelines to my children for their bright future”. The mother of five is one of more than a thousand women who joined a local educational center in the Indian region of Varanasi and learned how to write – on their mobile phones.

With mobile becoming the world’s most...

News from WSA-mobile Winner MyHandicap

Where do I find a specially designated parking lot or a restroom for persons with handicaps? Which museums, libraries, and restaurants are wheelchair accessible or allow guide dogs? The mobile app MyHandicap provides PWDs with the information they need to live independently, making it a shining example of high quality mobile content that truly makes a difference.

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Estonia selects best m-services in 2012 and announces nominees for the WSA-mobile 2012

The competition ’Best m-services in Estonia 2012’ is organized by the Estonian Information Systems’ Authority within the framework of the European Union’s structural funds programme ‘Raising Public Awareness of the Information. All in all, 44 Estonian m-services took part in the competition organized by Estonian Information Systems' Authority. The 8-member jury, comprised of experts of different...

13-year-old developer takes part in Lithuanian WSA-mobile selection finals

This year’s national selection for the World Summit Award mobile 2012 (WSA-mobile) showed that there is a new generation of talented developers growing up in Lithuania. Jonas Peteraitis – a 13-year old pupil from Vilnius – participated in the national selection finals and received most probably the biggest applause in the national competition finals.

In the final event, Jonas presented his application...

WSA team took the 10k to raise awareness for breast cancer

Have you ever attempted to run 10 kilometres while sun is burning down merciless, trying to drive you into the cold floods of the river next to you? If you did, you probably know how the WSA-team felt while struggling to complete the fourth “Women’s run against breast cancer” in Salzburg, Austria.

Months ago, parts of the...

Help save water and reduce the amount of CO2

This week, the Rio + 20 Conference on Sustainability will take place and will review – after 20 years – how much of their goals could be achieved. On the occasion of the Conference, the team of the World Summit Award Mobile will show solidarity and contribute to the environment by going green. We will get a little help from WSA Winner 2011, Sebastian, the...

WSA-mobile talked to Arsene Tungali (22), Co-founder of “Rudi International”

You live under the constant threat of civil war in your country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. How can you work under these circumstances?

Tungali: It’s true. My homeland has faced too many wars that affected especially the east (Goma), where I live. More than five million people have died. We have a constant security problem. Some people are afraid and don’t come to my country to make business.We actually live and do everything we...

Since our WSA Award MAPLight.org has continued to grow and thrive, shining a light on the connections between money and politics and revealing special-interest influence that was never before possible to see. Since the WSA award we have reached more than seven million people with our compelling findings, in newspaper, radio and television news stories and in thousands of blog posts on the Internet.
The WSA Award helped establish our credibility as a leader in the movement for "...

Numeropolis started as the tip of the iceberg of a much bigger project called “Games as a math teaching method” and in 2007 was awarded with the WSA.

The recognition of WSA and the need for good teaching material has made us look into other fields and develop new programs.

Winning the WSA and meeting all the people at the WSA Winners’ Events in Venice were one of the most interesting experiences of our lives.

Presently, we are developing new...

Try to imagine what the digital world will become if: People lose the passion to be creative as they found producing creative works discouraging. For people only hunger for stealing others’ works and then share as free as they wish, as soon and as wide as they can, creativity can no longer be profitable. We shall live in a world with much lesser music, film, picture or art piece creations… due to the shrinking of commercial sector.

Piracy is the fundamental cause....