Right To Play Coaches and staff in Uganda and Tanzania can now access our latest HIV and AIDs awareness and prevention game, along with 762 education-, health- and peace-based games through a new online portal. developed by our global partner, Microsoft.
Using Microsoft's SharePoint (an online content management system), we created a one-stop internet-based site called the Portal to Play. It hosts 139 resource manuals in eight languages, 763 games, 18 training sessions, global news and events, and tools to rate and provide feedback on all of our games and resources. There's also a blog, posting training tips and tricks.
This means that our Coaches across the world can all access the same information and resources, and connect to share their experiences and knowledge.
We have started by testing the portal in English in Uganda and Tanzania, and aim to roll it out across our programme countries by the end of 2015.
Microsoft has been a global partner of Right To Play since May 2013, providing support for two separate, but closely linked projects. The first is an investment in Right To Play's core activity in East Africa - our Raising Her Voice programme. The second is a series of interconnected information and communication technology (ICT) projects that will be piloted in three East African countries, of which this is part.