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Re: [school-discuss] [Fwd: How could we be part of this]

Wow! 100 schools. I'm interested.

This is very exciting to me. I'm working on a such a curriculum for a school 
here in Thailand over the summer and will gladly make it available, such as it 
is, to these schools. I plan to use abiword, The Gimp, Mozilla and Amaya 
heavily as well as downloadable free Web reference sources such as Gutenberg. 
I also plan to arrange it all so that skills will be learned within the 
context of projects, not in isolation. (This is in keeping with current 
educational trends.) I Would love to work with others who are interested and 
if this group or any other is interested in using and hopefully contributing 
and enriching and improving what I start, then that might be a good open 
source-style project.

Seems like we should hook up as advisors to an NGO. Which ones deal in tech -- 
that mention of the Grameen Bank the other day on this list was definitely on 

Quoting Philip Immoos <immoos@mac.com>:

> I am in a similar boat. At present we have set up a server to run LTSP 
> but have to get application that are usefull for the students. It is a 
> primary school K1-K7.  Will help if I can.
> On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 04:05 AM, Doug Loss wrote:
> > I just received this from Mr. Kaberia:
> >
> > Kirimi Kaberia wrote:
> >
> >> Dear Doug,
> >>
> >> I am the president of ATCnet in Africa and would like to get help
> >> developing a school network in a rural district in East Africa. I
> >> am looking at about 100 schools all of which are in a highly
> >> mountainous region and quite rural. They have telephone
> >> and electricity, some have computers others are in our list to
> >> provide computers. We would like to set up a network that is not
> >> necessarily linked to the ISPN except for the phone connection.
> >> Our biggest handle is the servers to use and the software. Could
> >> your group help us. Let me know what we need to do to actually get
> >> the teaching materials for the various classes in math, computer,
> >> biology, chemistry for mostly high school level students. Also in
> >> high need is the curriculum for computer literacy for both kids
> >> and adults. I would like to discuss the possibilities here. I
> >> think there is a lot that we can do to make it happen together but
> >> I do not have the final solution. How can I reach you. I can be
> >> reached at 703 658 6333 or by replying to this email directly.
> >> Keep up the good work.
> >>
> >> Kirimi Kaberia
> >>
> >> President
> >>
> >> ATCnet
> >>
> >> 703 658 6333
> >>
> >
> > What do you all think we can do to help him in this venture?
> >
> > --
> > Doug Loss                 All I want is a warm bed
> > Data Network Coordinator  and a kind word and
> > Bloomsburg University     unlimited power.
> > dloss@bloomu.edu                Ashleigh Brilliant
> >
> >
> >
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