A USB flash drive instead of a paper brochure. Electronic reference books were distributed among reindeer herders of Yamal
15:25 22 февраля 2020
Категории: News in English
USB flash drives filled with different useful information are given to reindeer herders of Yamalskiy district.
The flash drives are loaded with simple and clear video instructions in Nenets language, important information about changes in Russian and regional laws, ethnic video programs, electronic versions of the latest editions of newspapers and news of the news agency “YaTV” (http://yamaltv.ru/), reference books, regional magazines, books and even fairy tales for children.
“USB flash drives were first given to reindeer herders of Panayevsk on the Khenskaya side. Now reindeer herders do not need to search for information after long weeks of absence in populated areas. Important information will not escape and will not be forgotten, it will be stored on the carrier, in laptops and phones of reindeer herders. We plan to distribute them around tundra several times a year, updating the information, within business trips, through foremen of reindeer-herding enterprises, on ethnic trading stations and in fishing camps. I am sure that the project is useful and will help reindeer herders – there is really a lot of information there”, the head of the district Andrey Kugaievskiy commented on the innovation.
Almost two thousand files fit in 16 gigabytes. Now, at any convenient time, tundra dwellers can open a USB flash drive directly in a choum (nomadic dwelling). They can learn about their rights and responsibilities, to watch ethnic programs in their native language, to listen to music of their favorite performers and to view photos from ethnic holidays.
The district administration reminds that such a project, however, on paper, was implemented in 2016. On behalf of the head, “The reference guide for tundra dwellers” was created and printed; it was successfully distributed in one thousand copies around tundra and is used in many families of reindeer herders and fishermen. The electronic version of “The reference guide for tundra dwellers”, by the way, is also on the USB flash drives.