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

Good evening (here in Holland) Marc,

I will try to find some works of P.F. that are online.
In fact, it's very good to hear that you belong to the same group you are going to teach. That's an enormous advantage. Do not spoil the confidence of your group by following some curriculum, written by a teacher not belonging to the group.
By the way, I'm no academic.

Part of my work depends on P.F. and on Celestin Freinet a French (!!) teacher. He also stands for what you need.
Read the short intro on both CF and PF on

Both have about the same method. I summarize, so I have to be too short. The bottom line of their method is: "Ask the one who wants to learn what he/she wants to learn" Be in dialogue with the group to expore _their_ needs. In that way you create your own curriculum.
That's why you are so important!
Must be continued. Can you Skype?
Kind regards from a cold and winterly Holland,

On 30/01/14 20:33, Marc Stephan Nkouly wrote:
Bonjour Dirk
Please can you provide me some readings about : Paolo Freire's teaching
methods.. is true you are not the first person talking to me about him, but
i still wonder how i can put his methods in practice am not an academician
and in fact the reason why i target School Dropout and young adult is
simply because i am part of that same group but i feel like the one who
should take the lead because am standing in a position to do something that
i would have loved someone else did for me some few years ago when i where
idle and had no jobs is true am still in a delicate situation with my boss
going to close the cyber but am not affraid.
Merci d'avance

On 1/30/14, Dirk Schouten <d.schouten@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Bonjour Marc,

... follow curriculum that is proven and tested.
Hm... Probably you can use that curriculum if your
circumstances, equipments and 'those who want to
learn' are the same as described in the curriculum.
Yes, I avoid 'pupils', 'students', 'adults', 'Drop
outs' etc. because:

I wish to launch a Digital Literacy campaign
Great! But do the job well. I humbly urge you on
behalf of the 'those who want to learn' to read Paolo
Freire's teaching methods. He did alphabetical
literacy in South-America. He is the teacher you need
to teach in a way that will be beneficial to needs of
the teached and yours as well.
Salutations cordiales,

On 1/30/14 11:25 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.
Here's a link on my Campaign.

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