Twelve Indiana University One Here…One There members will travel to South Africa this August for an education initiative project. After months of training and lesson plan writing, these members will teach African education leaders and students how to use the XO One Laptop Per Child computers throughtout a three week period. Working with student’s ages nine to seventeen in three different schools, OHOT members will demonstrate the benefit of incorporating these laptops into normal classroom curriculum.
During the spring 2008 semester, One Here…One There raised nearly $60,000 to purchase 102 computers for South African students. Through this unique experience, made possible by several sponsors and grants, OHOT members will see firsthand, the power of technology and impact that their stateside service is making.
This blog will be used to gather the thoughts and experiences of those individuals in South Africa. Enjoy and feel free to add comments.