Laptops in Cité Soleil

…everyone was nervous, what with bringing $6000 worth of computers into what the UN called “the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere.” He arranged for two security guards to escort us. We’d pick them up just as we went in.
…As we got closer, there was an ominous black cloud, clearly a large fire.
…After a healthy wait, two very serious men got in the car with us. We drove through a few market streets, past the building that was on fire, and reached Route 9.
…The school itself was a place of joy. The children were engaged in their studies. The teachers waved hello, as most of them had been taking the training with us. I did my laptop introduction to the 4th grade class, and soon we were handing out laptops.

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Photo by Tim Falconer


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