Moses, what's new!
It's wonderful to hear from you in Zambia. I was very honored to make
your acquaintance and to learn of the many networks that you help
inspire on the ground.
Let's work more together, if we can. It would be great to get an update
from you! I imagine that your example might help us think how most
effectively to work with Samwel in Kenya. And perhaps with Samwel we
might explore how the Internet might be helpful (perhaps indirectly)
even to those who are illiterate. Then we might have experience that
would be relevant in Peru, as Markus alerts us (or might be relevant to
the new Internet access center at the Yachana lodge in Ecuador's Amazon
http://www.funedesin.org http://www.yachana.com , they are asking for
laptops and printers!)
Also, Janet Feldman had important thoughts on using community currency
to support caregivers of those infected with HIV/AIDS. Such a currency
makes it much more straightforward for other communities to help, I
think. We're working more with John Rogers of WICC to create tutorials
for community currencies and to help organize support.
I hope you are well,
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>Africa Source 2 has ended. I wonder if we can get an update from
>those who attended on whether it really was of benefit and the way
>forward in the context of "Are we false friends".
>While we in the techno-connected world are busy
>extolling the virtues of the Global Village all
>connected with internet enabled wireless remote
>systems some of the 1 billion illiterates are not
>quite so type-happy:
>maybe we coudl connect with these people and show the
>benefits - incidently what are the benefits for
>illiterates as they claim to be?