[oclug] Computers For Schools
birkoph at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 24 12:16:23 EST 2002
Computers For Schools,.. I did co-op there back in high school. All those
486's I had to fix, BLEH!. Rarely I got to work on a Pentium, but all in all
it was great experience. That was like 3 years ago. I got like a 92% over
all mark. ( go me )
>From: Rod Giffin <rod at giffinscientific.com>
>Reply-To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
>To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
>Subject: Re: [oclug] Computers For Schools
>Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 10:28:01 -0500
>Burns, and others involved - This sounds like a really interesting project.
>I would like to encourage you to pursue it. It's often very worthwhile in
>lot of ways, both professionally, and personally.
>CIDA has some funding for this sort of project, through the World Bank.
>not sure who you'd talk to at the moment, it's been a few years since I was
>involved in projects in that region (well, Egypt and Nigeria) in the
>mid-90's) The thing is, if you want to get involved with a project like
>this, there are sources of funding. They do not have to be approached on a
>non-profit basis, unless you want to approach it that way. They also
>provided funding for a 6 week trip to the region so that a few of us could
>meet our counterparts and attend ceremonies. (I wasn't able to go on this
>trip actually, I'd been quite sick just prior to that, and couldn't take
>innoculations they required.)
>Interesting side note: Out of involvement in this I did meet the man who
>now responsible for the Kenyan Rural Internet development project, and a
>similar project in Sri Lanka. In fact, his son now works with me here in
>Ottawa. They are erecting a wireless backbone for remote villages and
>schools so they can access the Internet. I bet this is a related project.
>On Sunday 24 March 2002 08:50, burns wrote:
> > I met up with Wayne Tosh Friday night. He has been travelling and
> > apologized for not getting back to us (Curtis).
> > They have an ongoing, high interest project that they would like to try
> > involve us in... helping to set up a program for the Department of
> > Education in Kenya. In essence, they would like us to consider
> > self-help baseline server package. Apparently, they already have a point
> > man in Kenya for us to liaise with. Interesting stuff.
> > Curtis, can you please contact me offline by email (so I can hand this
> > to you)? I can't find your email address.
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