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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The Ideas Box launched in Taverny and Argenteuil!

For its third experimental programming phase in Ile-de-France, from November to December the Ideas Box will be installed at the Welcome and Orientation Center...

Michelle Obama visits the Ideas Box!

One year after its official selection at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), the Ideas Box along with Libraries Without Borders was in...

The Ideas Box at the Centre Pompidou in Paris!

Tuesday November 3rd, 2015, Libraries Without Borders participated in the launch of Social Good Week, a French organization intended to find ways to use the I...

Funding and community workshop at the Ideas Box in Burundi

This week, from October 26th to October 30th, a funding and community building workshop was held at the Ideas Box in Burundi. This scaling up working brought ...

Damas, Tanzanian refugee and Ideas Box facilitator

Damas NTAKIRUTIMANA is a 28 year old Tanzanian refugee who lives in the Musenyi integrated rural village in Burundi. After obtaining his humanities diploma...

Calais: First French City to have an Ideas Box!

On Friday October 9th, Patrick Kanner, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Natacha Bouchart, the mayor of Calais, and Patrick Weil, President of Libra...

Libraries Without Borders in France has been selected as one of the winners of the Google Impact Challenge!

  Yesterday, Libraries Without Borders in France won the Google Impact Challenge after a night full of surprises at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

The Ideas Box and LWB invited to the European Parliament

From September 28th to 30th, 2015, Libraries Without Borders was invited by deputy Sylvie Guillaume, Vice President of the European Parliament, to the seat of...

The Ideas Box mobilises designers!

The Ideas Box mobilises designers! On Wednesday, September 16th, 23 design and industry professionals got together for the Scale Up workshop for Rationalis...

Save The Date: Reception at the French Consulate Ballroom

Save the date for a reception at the French Consulate ballroom September 11th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM to meet the Libraries Without Borders (LWB) team, learn ...

Poetry Workshop and Galileo Park: South Bronx Ideas Box Is Busy as Ever

The Ideas Box in the South Bronx, New York City, gets more and more exciting every week, with new activities and projects rolling in all the time. The kids ar...

Status Update on South Bronx Ideas Box: It's Going Great!

With some help from our local partners at the New York Public Library and arts education organization DreamYard, the Ideas Box has had a steady stream of visi...

Bronx Ideas Box's Film Workshop Is a Huge Success

 This past week, from July 28th to 31st, the Ideas Box held a film workshop led by documentary filmmakers Vlad and Sam along with their friend Jessie. Wh...

The Ideas Box a Hot Spot for South Bronx Community

Since opening nine days ago on July 15th, the Libraries Without Borders' (LWB) Ideas Box program in the South Bronx, NY, has proven to be a popular site among...

The Ideas Box Arrives in the South Bronx

From July 15th – September 5th, LWB and its local partners will run an Ideas Box summer program at Hayden Lord Park in The Bronx, NY. ...

Celebrating the International French Language Day with Ideas Box Burundi

March 20th marked the celebration of the International day of the French Language. In Burundi, the partners and beneficiaries of the Ideas Box in Musenyi mobi...

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...

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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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