It is early February, 2012, and OLPC community members from Kenya, Haiti, Madagascar and elsewhere gathered in Jamaica to get to know firsthand OLPC schools, their teachers, their parents, their sponsors, their government, and most important Their Children. Early reports back are extremely positive:
Jamaica’s accomplishments and challenges are beyond description. Six of us here are working hard together. The talent is unmatched — an extraordinary reminder of the value of executive clarity, civic media-making, school-mentoring talent – where everyone not only talks about education – but achieves it too!
A photo journal
A wonderful new environment
Providence Methodist Basic School
clean your hands time!
A busy schedule for all to see.
Checking out Laura’s photos
Another school to see…
August Town Primary School staff
The tech support crew
Kids building their own Memorize games
Racine trains teachers at both schools
Mediamaker Mark teaches his craft
Working with what they’ve learned
There are many posters and displays…
And then the lovely UWI’s amazing Mona Campus
with its very own aqueduct
UWI student population is in fact ~80% female
OLPC Jamaica presentation… Craig concludes.
Everyone gathers to digest the events.
And how do we move forward? Adam and Quentin ponder the big questions.