Sunday, December 11, 2005


I just left a comment on Mr. A T Marunda's Blog.

Mr. A.T. Marunda's reaction to the news about the US$100 laptop that project One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is going to distribute to 100 million children in Africa is thought provoking:

"One Laptop per Teacher", he suggests

When outsiders like the OLPC project management look at the problem of illiteracy in Africa they say:
Give these kids a Laptop and the problem will be solved. When an insider like Mr.
A.T. Marunda looks at the problem he considers the unique role of teachers in the African education system, and not how the slogan One Laptop per Child sounds to the Media.

His suggestion sounds practical and serious to me.I just hope that the people at the OLPC project will hear his voice too and rephrase their slogan.

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