[Olpc-open] Olpc-open Digest, Vol 18, Issue 3

Donna Auguste donna at leavealittleroom.org
Sun Dec 2 17:27:39 EST 2007

Yes, you're absolutely correct Carolyn.  In the remote and rural areas
of Tanzania, children attending school in 2007 are frequently the first
generation of their families to go to school.  In these situations,
their parents do not know how to read.  There are no books at home.
There are no newspapers at home.  There may be a lantern and a
battery-powered radio in their home, but there is no electricity.  The
need for literacy is fundamental.  

-- Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Turbyfill [mailto:cturbyfill at mac.com] 
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 2:23 PM
To: Donna Auguste
Cc: olpc-open at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [Olpc-open] Olpc-open Digest, Vol 18, Issue 3

you  also have to assume the parents can read, that they can see to  
that they have time and energy during the day to read, and that they  
light at night to read.

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