"An educational tool used in remote refugee camps from Lebanon to Burundi is coming to the Bronx.
The Ideas Box, a portable multimedia center, will be unveiled in Hayden Lord Park in the University Heights neighborhood Wednesday. Students from Middle School 390 have been invited to check out its offerings, which include books, cameras, tablet computers and laptops.
The project stems from a partnership between French-based nonprofit Libraries Without Borders, the Alexander Soros Foundation and the New York Public Library. Originally designed to provide web access and educational materials to refugees in isolated areas, the program has since expanded its scope—and reach—to France, Australia and now New York City."