Inoculating Children Against Ignorance

Nicholas Negroponte on a 1-1 mission in Colombia: “It is with the ministry of defence with whom we are working […] because it is seen as a strategic defence issue in the sense of liberating these zones that has been completely cut off”. It is interesting how the handout of computers is viewed as a strategic defence policy – not primarily as a means of fighting literacy problems. Children are seen as the agents of change. 1-1 must be the most effective way ever of safeguarding democracy ever.

Further I was quite moved by the story of the six year old teaching her mother how to read and write.


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