Pictured above are some 5th graders that my amigo Piers Duffel is currently working with while volunteering in Swaziland for the Peace Core. He has been living there for almost 2 years now, and his most recent work centers around building a computer lab to help these children advance themselves. He has started an IndieGogo campaign in order to fund this project, and I would love for people to help. For the cost of lest than two macbooks, or a nice macbook pro, he can equip the Sidvokodvo Nazarane Primary School with a lab that can support all of the 600+ students.
"Establishing a Raspberry Pi computer lab will help to address the inequality my students are faced with on global and national levels. The Rapsberry Pi computer is appropriate for this campaign because it is inexpensive, uses very little electricity, will run Linux (reducing the need for costly proprietary software), typing tutorial and word processing programs, and can even expose children to programming – an increasingly valuable skill in our increasingly digital world. The lab will also be used to provide the students with offline versions of Wikipedia for research, the Khan Academy for mathematics, as well as serve as a creative and recreational outlet for students, which are currently nonexistent."
If you have a moment, please consider sharing, or if you feel so inclined, by all means donate to his cause.