Why public libraries in Odisha?
Development in the 21st century demands access to information – farmers need to connect to new markets, entrepreneurs need to find capital to start businesses, health workers need access to research to provide up to date care to patients. What these groups...Read more
Volunteering and research project visits during December, 2013
I report on a trip where I volunteered for two organizations: SEEDS (Sustainable Econ. and Edu. Development Society) and Pratham USA. I thank Intel Corp. for partially supporting my participation and paper presentation at the International Symposium on Electronic System...Read more
Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS)
What is SEEDS?
Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS) is a tax-exempt 501c(3) nonprofit organization registered in the US. It promotes sustainable advancement of the people, focusing primarily in the state of Orissa, India. SEEDS began as a registered student organization at the University of Texas at Austin, and is now incorporated in the state of Oregon, USA. This article provides a glimpse into our organization.
Philosophy and Aspiration
SEEDS philosophy is rooted in our wish to promote educational and economic progress and development for the common folks particularly in Orissa, but in the developing world in general.
Glimpses from our projects -- lives and land:
SEEDS volunteers contributed immensely to the ‘first’ public e-library in Odisha named as “Odisha Public e-Library” at Brahmapur city.The activities that we led to conceptualize, create the plan, and execute, working with the various Govt. officials, are documented at https://www.seedsnet.org/india/publiclibrary/. Read more…
It’s an immense pleasure to see that our 4-year long effort finally sees the light of the day — it moves from its original location to the Brahmapur Town Hall and the eLibrary is open! The officials look on during Read more…