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).
Friday, June 19, 2009
Me and Kliptown Child-Soweto Day 1
Taken this morning. Second time 'Kigali Kids' soccer video encountered an error. Internet connection here is faster but also unstable and though I highly doubt any video uploads will appear on the blog at all for the entire trip, I will relentlessly continue to try because the content is exceptional. More pictures coming soon. Kids all around, inspiration abound.
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.