#MMN HyracBox is a mobile, portable, RaspberryPi powered offline mini-server for facilitators to use in remote or offline environments where access to both power and internet is challenging.
With HyracBox multiple users can access key #MMN materials, including the full contents of the Field Guides, along with a multitude of further open educational resources (OERs), websites and pieces of training using a standard WiFi connection from any mobile device.
As internet shutdowns, distribution and access to information are often challenging issues in remote areas where technical or formalised education infrastructure may also be lacking, HyracBox presents an opportunity to enhance IT and media literacy skills. Linking these with practical information on migration and education development tools.
HyracBox allows local facilitators to sensitize their communities on information, resources, and opportunities. Essentially a “Hotspot for Change” that can be taken anywhere, project coordinators and partners can also load current news and videos, allowing their trainees in remote areas to download and share this content for free, bringing important media content off-grid.
#MMN has created Hyracboxes which are in use by the Local Coordinators in Ghana and also distributed to important local centres in rural areas.