Computer education Rwandan style

This morning we did some broadcasts from one of Rwanda’s two ICT buses which go out into rural areas to teach people about technology. Each bus has 20 top of the range laptops and is run by a generator – handy for districts which don’t have any electricity at all.

Listen to my two-way with The World Today this morning about the ICT buses.

9 Responses to “Computer education Rwandan style”

  1. 1 Saad baloch, Pakistan occupied balochistan
    September 16, 2009 at 12:26

    This is great effort to teach the people and to educate them. It is great effort.

  2. 2 scmehta
    September 16, 2009 at 14:04

    What a wonderful and innovative style! Sometimes, common sense can do and achieve much more and much faster than the other conventional means.

  3. 3 Dave Kosgei
    September 16, 2009 at 14:51

    I am a Computer Engineering student in Kenya. I think IT has the capability to transform Africa (Rwanda included) but my observation in Kenya is that the only entity that seems to lag behind in IT implemention is (of all the organisations) THE GOVERNMENT! If the government can embrace information technology as readily as private sector – then IT would do Africa much more good!

    Thanks WHYS!

  4. 4 nora
    September 16, 2009 at 17:47

    This would be a great story to keep coming back to as it is so dynamic.

  5. 5 patti in cape coral
    September 16, 2009 at 18:27

    I have just been looking at your photostream, and Kigali look sso much like my parent’s home town in Barranquilla that I got all choked up and homesick. I agree with Nora that this is really a dynamic story. I love the ICT bus idea, a stroke of genius!

  6. 6 vijay pillai
    September 16, 2009 at 19:51

    Appropriate or intermediate technology such as potable water supply and mobile clinic was known for more than 3 decades in africa and with the passion and creativity abound in this part of the world,as i have seen first hand when i visited Johannersburgh for world sustainable development conference in 2002, it is the next step forward and i wished similar scheme elswhere in the developing world emulated.

  7. 7 Dennis Junior
    September 17, 2009 at 11:44

    Madeleine and the WHYS Team in Rwanda:

    Thanks for bringing this information on Computers Education……

    =Dennis Junior=

  8. September 19, 2009 at 13:18

    Computers are good but irrigation is better.

  9. October 7, 2009 at 06:27

    This is grand attempt to educate the people. It is very useful for them.

    Excellent Attempt !


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