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Re: [school-discuss] FOSS Digital Literracy Camapaign in Cameroon,Africa

Hi Christopher
Yeah is true i have seen that project online but i have never got in
contact with them.
I will try to do so.
Thanks for reminding me.

On 1/30/14, Christopher Whittum <cdwhittum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One more thing, Marc, have you heard of OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)?
> It's an organization that seeks to provide schools in Third World
> countries with Linux laptops.  These laptops have built-in wireless and
> solar powered batteries.  OLPC sets up a wi-fi Internet connection that
> students can access both in and outside of school.  One of their goals
> is to take learning outside of the classroom.  Students can search the
> Internet and communicate with teachers and peers from anywhere within
> their village.
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> Christopher Whittum
> M.Ed. Learning and Technology
> CDW Web Design <http://cdwwebdesign.com/>
> /Energize Education Through Open Source/ <http://energizeeducation.org/>
> On 01/30/2014 05:25 AM, Marc Stephan Nkouly wrote:
>> Good Morning to everyone
>> Am a young man managing a cyber cafe in Bamenda, Cameroon In AFRICA.
>> I discovered a Linux some few years back with the help of a friend of
>> mine living in the UK.
>> I wish to launch a Digital Literacy campaign with FOSS to show to
>> people in my community  that Computers is not as difficult to use as
>> they may think .
>> Is true after this i will like to do launch another program to target
>> School Drop out and unemployed adults to train them on basics Linux
>> and other technical parts so that they can consider a career in
>> Computing with Foss and hence go out of the cycle of Poverty.
>> I don't consider my self as much knowledgeable about this subject but
>> i will like to collaborate with people interested and follow
>> curriculum that is proven and tested.
>> For the first phase i intent to start as soon as possible and am going
>> to make a radio  announcement
>> The propose curriculum is and we are going to target people who have
>> never touch a computer we are going to introduce them to using
>> computers DEBIAN or peppermint OS (For the moment we already have 8
>> computers running Peppermint, unfortunately i was not able to find
>> documentation on the web base that teach " Using Computer & Managing
>> files base on LXDE")
>> If they are people interested let me know because as i said this is
>> just the first stage after am going to launch another one a bit
>> technical base with LINUX ESSENTIAL .
>> Am looking forward while waiting for the response of people interested.
>> Marc
>> Here's a link on my Campaign.
>> http://igg.me/at/cameroon-cyber/x/5853802

Marc Stephan Nkouly
bp: 5180 Nkwen

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