• Discover the Ideas Box

    Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders has created a revolutionary media center in a kit that can be set up in less than 20 minutes.Watch the videoLearn More
  • The Ideas Box in Cambridge, MA

    Last October, Allister Chang, Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders USA, implemented the Ideas Box at the Cambridge Community Center in Massachusetts.Read more
  • Wise accelerator

    The Ideas Box program has been selected by the World Innovative Summit for Education (WISE) accelerator organized by the Qatar Foundation.Learn more
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the Ideas Box

Discover a portable media center, unique in its kind, and learn about how you can support the program or acquire your own Ideas Box!

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Humanitarian situations

A unique device, the Ideas Box enables access to information, education and culture for populations emerging from humanitarian crisis situations. 

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Vulnerable Populations

The Ideas Box is a great tool for vulnerable populations with little or no access to culture everywhere, including in developed countries.

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Education & creativity

A powerful tool for reinforcing education and stimulating creativity among students in and out of school, the Ideas Box has been selected by the WISE accelerator.

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A short film realised by young Congolese inside the Ideas Box!

Peace Forever, that is the name of a group composed of 9 Congolese youths in the Kavumu camp (Burundi) who are full of imagination. Together they have written, ...

Ideas Box Burundi celebrates International Women's Day!

To recognize International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8th, the fight and advocacy for feminine equality were highlighted with the Ideas Box in th...

Ideas Box deployed in Lebanon!

One year after the deployment of the first Ideas Box in Burundi, where there has already been a notable impact touching education, childhood protection, and c...

Calais, the first city in France to acquire an Ideas Box!

  It is now official: the City of Calais in northern France will be the first to acquire and implement the Ideas Box in France. ...

A miniature Ideas Box!

An Ideas Box that's only 1/6 the size of the original, but that is as close as it gets to the real thing? ...

Out of the Box: launch of the "Ideas on the Road" tour!

Four friends — Sébastiane, Clara, Marine and Noémie — and LWB, are bringing "Ideas on the Road" through "Out of the Box" workshops that aim to establish a com...

The Ideas Box in the DRC's North Kivu region

The last week of November, LWB's Burundi country coordinator for the African Great Lakes Region, Benjamin Gausset, visited the displaced persons camp in the Gom...

The Ideas Box Implemented at the Cambridge Community Center

Last October, Allister Chang, Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders USA, implemented the Ideas Box at the Cambridge Community Center in Massachusett...

Impact Study of the Ideas Box on Education

Since the end of October 2014, the Libraries Without Borders team has begun an impact study of the Ideas Box on education in the Bwagiriza refugee camp in Bur...

Presentation of the Ideas Box at TEDx Paris!

On October 4th, Jérémy Lachal, Executive Director of LWB / BSF, officially presented the Ideas Box at the TEDx conference held in Paris. ...

The Ideas Box Selected By The WISE Accelerator

In its first year, the WISE project accelerator selected 5 particularly innovative and promising actors in the field of education, among which is our own Id...

Burundi Receives its 4th Ideas Box!

A fourth Ideas Box has arrived in the region of Makamba in Burundi!

BSF and the Ideas Box on French Volunteer Day in Bujumbura

On October 11, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières participated in French Volunteer Day in Bujumbura, in the presence of His Excellency Gerrit Van-Rossum, the Frenc...

Refugee portrait of Dem's, slam poetry artist and journalist in Burundi

Refugee portrait of Dem’s, slam poetry artist and journalist, living in the Kavumu refugee camp in Burundi since December 2013. ...

Official Inauguration of the Ideas Box in Burundi

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Ideas Box were officially inaugurated at the French Institute of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital. On this occasion, our cou...

Khan Academy in the Ideas Box

The Ideas Box enables access to a large number of contents with different roles depending on the needs of its users. Indeed, there are the contents that we fi...

A Slam Poet in the Kavumu Refugee Camp of Burundi

Writing is a daily, universal activity that should be accessible for everyone everywhere. SIf Ideas Box can provide access to resources and quality content, ...

LWB presents the Ideas Box in France during IFLA’s 80th Congress in Lyon

Libraries Without Borders was in Lyon, France earlier this week to present the Ideas Box during IFLA's 80th Congress and General Assembly. The exhibition took...

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Ideas Box

The Ideas Box is a portable media center set up in less than 20 minutes created by the NGO Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders. With a satellite internet connection, tablets, books in paper and electronic format, and a mobile cinema it empowers children and adults alike.

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