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).
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OLPC Launch and Apartheid Museum
Preparation. July 22nd.
Seats awaiting bums.
Lilydale students and I minutes before the launch.
Mandela as 'the Rainbow Nation'.
Padraig O'Malley's--a good friend--book on Mac Maharaj, an Indian who was imprisoned alongside Mandela on Robbin Island, at the Apartheid Museum's giftshop.
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.