[Grassroots-l] traing videos
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Fri May 9 21:36:10 EDT 2008
Recently, the NGO OLPC Nepal disbanded when most of the team members
resigned citing issues w/ OLPC Boston's management
Bryan Berry and Rabi karmacharya
When I read "disbanded" I'm afraid I was thinking something like _stolen laptops_.
Glad it was only dust and a few other things. In fact thank you for all the detail. About Christmases time
in W Africa we have the harmattan, dry dusty winds off the Sahara + and spectacular sun rises/sets.
My wife and I spend a lot of time in an 8 village area that includes Kokrobite Ghana. Most people there make only a dollar a day.
Often village children as well as those in the city are told by their mothers no food tonight unless you bring money. They peddle sachets of water and other small stuff. Not much chance for school for them. Also I've known extremely bright youths working as laborers who were unable to complete carpentry for other technical courses because of money. One young man always knew what to do about sick animals. I am sure that in a better world he would have gone to medical school.
India a nation of 1.1 billion has a chronic labor shortage, in the very area where it needs workers most: construction. India employs 33 million in construction, Many projects are delayed.
Published Friday, May 2, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. DERIC BELLMAN and JACKIE RANGE THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MUMBAI,
I believe that OLPC could play a major role in bringing technical training to the under-employed workforces in many countries.
I've talked to two friends about preparing training videos, one a construction contractor who was completed a degree at _Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology <http://www.knust.edu.gh/> _Kumassie and then took construction courses in Russia. The other runs a Toyota repair shop in Tema. He is a product of both I think of UST and Toyota training in Japan. We visualized videos in English and local languages, We want to build a door way here or replace these bearings is how to do these things.
Each of these men offered their services to the Ministry of Education.
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