Deborah Jacobs

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Name: Deborah Jacobs
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lankan E-Library Program Receives 2014 Access to Learning Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named a government-run initiative in Sri Lanka as the recipient of the 2014 Access to Learning Award in recognition of the program's success in providing underserved Sri Lankans in rural areas with free access to ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka's E-Library Nenasala program receives US$ 1 million International Access to Learning Award

* Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan government's E-Library Nenasala program conducted by the e-Sri Lanka Project of the Presidential Secretariat has received the 2014 Access to Learning Award.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Monday presented US$ 1 million ... [Published Colombo Page - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Two Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

If you are about to send a child off to college or to a gap-year program, you’re probably busy with last-minute shopping, packing and worrying about roommates. Here’s one more thing you should do as you prepare for the big separation: Ask this young adult ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Why that backache could really be all in your head

Ever take a day off from work and tell your boss you needed a sick day, when what you really needed was a mental health day?Deborah Jacobs, an HR professional who sits on the advisory council of the Disability Management Employer Coalition, says you're ... [Published Marketplace - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

The 20 Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit In 2014

If you are looking for the new hot destination, or are curious to see how many of the world’s top sights you’ve bagged, check your passport against MasterCard’s latest Global Destination Cities Index . The survey, now in its fourth year, provides an annual ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

How To Find Luxury For Less When Traveling In France

Summer is sale-time in France. To make room for their fall inventory, stores begin markdowns in late June, boldly announcing them with huge signs in their windows that say “Soldes.” (That’s the French word for sale; the “s” is not pronounced.) They increase ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

Considering self-publishing?

If you are an accomplished writer with something to say, and you are not already involved in direct publishing, then you really should consider this option — even if you dream of acquiring a power-agent and a traditional publisher (they are much more ... [Published SeekerBlog - May 30 2014]
First reported May 08 2014 - Updated May 08 2014 - 1 reports

Gates Foundation Ending Global Libraries Program Over Next 3-5 Years

Here’s the Full Text of a Gates Foundation Blog Post by Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries Program:The foundation has decided to conclude our work in Global Libraries over the next three to five years. This transition will happen slowly with ... [Published School Library Journal - May 08 2014]

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...of poor rural residents throughout Sri Lanka," said Deborah Jacobs, director of the global libraries initiative at the Gatesthe Gates Foundation. "people are getting locally relevant information and hands-on experience in the subject areas that matter most to them. community members have a real investment in these centers, which promotes their longevity and sustainability for many years to come."

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