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Tradition gets tech update with Kazakh ‘IT Yurt’

A library in the east Kazakhstan city of Ust-Kamenogorsk is trying a new way to get kids connected to information.  Earlier this month, the city’s Pushkin Library opened a new IT center housed in a yurt structure.

In Kazakhstan, a yurt is a round dwelling made of a wooden-ribbed frame and felt covering and is was traditionally used by nomads on the Central Asian steppes. The IT Yurt offers Wi-Fi, laptops, web cameras, scanners, and other  devices for local youth to use.

Read more at http://netprophet.tol.org/2011/12/25/tradition-gets-tech-update-with-kazakh-it-yurt/

and https://www.iphronline.org/threats-civic-space-kazakhstan-20170215.html

and https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-graft-case-against-ex-pm-to-fuel-succession-speculation

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