COMPUTERS for Africa? A Call for Help for GHANA :: Where to send
Cecil WASHINGTON (crw@LOOP.COM)
Mon, 27 Nov 1995 03:30:29 -0800
We are trying to get our collective "surplus" equipment in the hands of
young African students who are so eager to learn about computers...about the
Internet...and about information systems...and who want to be able to
improve their lives by the much-lauded "free flow" of information via the
Internet -- but who have virtually NO opportunity for any of this.
The goal is to help bridge the ever-widening gap in computer and Internet
utilization between African and Western nations, by giving young Africans
early hands-on training & exposure through workshops and classes that are
open to all. There is no cost to participate.
The National Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU) -- a self-help
organization with a 40-year record of hurculean accomplishment at the
grassroots level -- is now embarking on one of its most ambitious projects
ever, setting up a program of Computer/Internet Training Workshops for
Ghanaian youth and young adults who otherwise would have little or no
opportunity for hands-on experience with computers and the Internet.
This is a "first" of its kind in Africa.
I hope that you will share this appeal with other persons, as well as with
schools, businesses and organizations - which often have surpluses of
equipment that is not the latest in model.
Well, the way I figure...if we each pick out just one thing to do to help
this effort, if we each contribute ONE PIECE of equipment no longer being
used, or contact ONE organization or business about donating its surplus,
then this project will survive. Africa and the world, will be the better
Please write me if more information is needed. I would enjoy hearing from you.
Peace to you all,
University of California
Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
(I hope that I have not "mortally offended" by this post)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City