Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Computers for Papua New Guinea

by Isaac Francis and Shea Abbott

The Blueskin Bay Open Source Initiative group are working on a new
project to give ten computers to a school in Papua New Guinea.

This is a collaboration between Warrington students and Presbyterian
Support Dunedin.

The remote coastal school Gavuone has approximately 600 students
between the ages of 7 to 14. They have about 40 - 50 students in a
class to one teacher. Students in the school have no access to
computers and children do not have or own a computer because of
financial difficulties.

"Your gift will mean a lot to them," says Limu Vagi, from Gavuone.
"Teachers also do not have access to computers. Resources and
materials are lacking. While you sit on chairs and have tables most of
our children sit on the sand to learn."

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