Belize Computer Literacy Project

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Can you use, install, fix, or teach how to use a computer & the Internet? Then you can help!

There are 60,000 school children in Belize, and almost none have access to computers in their schools. Only a few hundred miles from the USA, these children long to learn how to use computers and the Internet to prepare for a future where such knowledge is crucial.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has started a project a long-term collaboration with the Belizean educational system to create a sustainable and culturally appropriate computer literacy program that spans the country.

The dream includes creating a channel to deliver, maintain, and replace in the schools 6,000 computers (1 for every 10 students). As important is the need to develop training and curriculum expertise that can be used to appropriately utilize and sustain the program.

You can participate in this project as part of the January 2012 course ITD3084 Seminar in International Development, section 2. Virtually all types of skills and majors can contribute to this wide-ranging project: Education, Business, the sciences, the arts, and ministry. And more. Can you use a computer, fix one, or build one? Can you talk to people, brainstorm ideas, research funding opportunities, or give talks? Do you understand how computer technology can be effectively used in your specific field of interest? The possibilities are wide open.

We are seeking to build a diverse team of motivated, creative, and compassionate students (and friends) to invigorate this class, and project, with purpose and value.

-- JimSkon - 2011-06-13

Topic revision: r1 - 2011-06-13 - JimSkon
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