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, August 18, 2009
Inscription Inside the Pages of 'Long Walk to Freedom', My Gift to the Girls
May the trials and tribulations of this man's journey offer you a permanent respect for the adverse historic struggle of your people, the evolution of your country, and the liberation of freedom.
Please find in it the perseverence, strength, and resilience to overcome your own pesonal fears and circumstances in order to live a life of reason and become leaders of your people.
Never give up.
Don't stop smiling and reading.
I love you. Olesia. August 2009.
Video of girls reading this aloud after receiving it to come in the next few days, along with all other media.
Hovering over Boston right now. Luggage lost, perspectives gained. What a trip.
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.