Join me as I document the trip of a lifetime into Soweto, South Africa's most historic terrain, where I will live and work during the summer of 2009 donating XO laptops to children as part of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
flights booked. bos to atl to joburg. then joburg nairobi kigali. kigali nairobi, joburb. then SOWETO. talked to good people today. excited and confident. talking to south african developmental fund tom and some other people. grammar, spelling, and punctuation out the window as of now. leave june 5. 15 days.
The XO is a potent learning tool designed and built especially for children in developing countries, living in some of the most remote environments. It’s about the size of a small textbook. It has built-in wireless and a unique screen that is readable under direct sunlight for children who go to school outdoors. It’s extremely durable, brilliantly functional, energy-efficient, and fun.
I am a 27-year-old journalist currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reporting for The Cambodia Daily, the country's widest read English paper.
I'm trying to learn about the land of the Khmer--one story at a time.