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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Guyana PODW 07 March 07


Laptop in Guyana, originally uploaded by choyrizo.

Guyana Photo Of De Week

"Laptop in Guyana"

Posted by choyrizo on flickr.com

Caption: "I donated my old laptop to a guy in the Peace Corps and he brought it to a classroom in Guyana--Many of these kids have never even seen a computer before, so it's pretty neat to see my laptop there."

This is an inspiring picture that makes me think of Guyana's future, which I hope is bright.

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This is choyrizo--I didn't know about your blog before--thanks! Phillip (the guy in the Peace Corps) will only be there for another couple of months, so before he leaves I'm going to try to send them some more software, a battery reconditioner with a couple of extra batteries (since it's never clear how much longer those things will last), and maybe even one or two ibooks if I can win them off of ebay. Because their village doesn't have electricity, they have to bring the laptop to a neighboring village to recharge, so they are thinking about setting up a solar generator for it, which means it is probably good if they have some backups.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is choyrizo--I didn't know about your blog before--thanks! Phillip (the guy in the Peace Corps) will only be there for another couple of months, so before he leaves I'm going to try to send them some more software, a battery reconditioner with a couple of extra batteries (since it's never clear how much longer those things will last), and maybe even one or two ibooks if I can win them off of ebay. Because their village doesn't have electricity, they have to bring the laptop to a neighboring village to recharge, so they are thinking about setting up a solar generator for it, which means it is probably good if they have some backups.

Anonymous said...

This is Phillip...as choyrizo mentioned, I applied for funding through USAID for a solar generator a while back, and I just heard that the grant was approved! I came into town to purchase the equipment, checked my e-mail, and found a link to this post. My the wonders of our interconnected web! Thanks so much to choyrizo and all the other generous donors that helped with this project!

Phillip Chan said...

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