..Donating your EXTRA Equip => Computer Literacy in Africa
Cecil WASHINGTON (crw@LOOP.COM)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 19:43:46 -0800
Subj: WHERE to Send Your D O N A T E D Computer Equipment
for the African Computer Literacy Project
I greatly appreciate the unexpectedly supportive responses that I've
received from several of you ... even though the "survival problems" of
struggling Computer Literacy Programs in Africa certainly fall pretty far
outside the scope of our List. Again, my apologies.
In any event, thanks for your caring and wanting to recycle through
donating...for humanity's sake.
I'll take the liberty to send out this info for those interested, this final
(REVISED) Please help us send this appeal to organizations & businesses
COMPUTER LITERACY PROJECT
"Computer & Internet Training Workshops" in GHANA
We are requesting your help with a project to find "previously owned" or new
computers, peripherals, office equipment, etc., for an educational project
in Africa that is in dire need.
Young African students are **EAGER** to learn about computers...about the
Internet...about information systems...and want to be able to improve their
lives by taking advantage of the much-lauded "free flow" of information via
the Internet -- but have virtually NO opportunity for any of this.
The "Computer & Internet Training Workshops" -- open to all without charge
-- are the key components of an educational program recently launched in
Ghana aiming to help bridge a ghastly ever-widening gap in computer and
Internet utilization between African and Western nations. This unique
program gives young Ghanaians early hands-on training and exposure through
workshops and classes that are open to all.
This project is being undertaken by The Voluntary Workcamps Association of
Ghana (VOLU) -- a self-help organization with a 50-year record of Hurculean
accomplishment at the grassroots level throughout Ghana.
This is one of VOLU's most ambitious projects ever. It is a "first" of its
kind in Africa.
The need for equipment is GREAT....and without it, this very innovative
project will be doomed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City