‘Mercy Corps’ new education center goes high-tech’

by Jon Thompson on July 26, 2008

The relief agency will use whiz-bang interactivity to “inspire a generation of young people”
Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Oregonian Staff

“When Mercy Corps opens its new headquarters next year in Old Town Chinatown, visitors will enter on Southwest Ankeny Street to find 3,500 square feet of technological wizardry aimed at engaging them in the fight against global poverty.

At interactive kiosks, computer stations and on giant screens, they’ll see videos that explain the plight of impoverished countries, along with up-to-date dispatches about how Mercy Corps and other humanitarian aid agencies are responding. Then visitors will be given a menu of steps they can take to help, in Portland and globally.”

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