SF.TV comes to Eastern Cape for eKhaya ICT led OLPC pre-pilot
It looks like we are getting some initial international attention for our project location. Next week I shall be demonstrating XO-1 OLPC hardware at a junior school near Tafalehashi. Actually, I will just play a facilitatory role, the demonstrators will be the kids themselves. Antoine van Gelder, the local OLPC-za champion has warned me that the little learners will quickly grasp some of the possibilities and soon be doing head-spinning things on their little $100 laptops.
Recording the action will be Crisitna Kerrer leading an SF.TV camera team. I am looking forward very much to the outing and hope to learn a lot from it!
I hope that the exposure will help the school that will take part in this "mini-pilot" to improve their conditions and infrastructure. Perhaps when the rest of the world looks at what we have in our backyard the DoE will be forced to step in and do something about these poorest of our schools.
October 17th 2007 08:35