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Re: [ossig] MAMPU, does your clout reach schools?
On 09/27/05 12:02 Ow Mun Heng said the following:
> Software) to the masses and the SMBs, I'm curious to know if there was
> any work done or in progress with regards to making in-roads in the
> M'sian Education system with regards to the usage/procurement of
> FLOSS-ware at some of the government backed schools. (Smart Schools or
perhaps the members of this community may want to consider expanding their
activities in this area and adopt their own schools for more open source
adoption. this can either be schools within your existing location or
perhaps your alma maters. approach them, utilizing the good books you have
with them either as students or local residents and offer to assist them to
get open source up and running within the school.
start with the teachers and the PCs in the staff room, introduce them to
OO.o and firefox and install and configure both for them, running on
windows. have training classes for the teachers, utilizing the past work
done by colin in producing the oo.o training slides. and finally, allow
them to call you for tech support and usability questions so you can
handhold them on their journey.
any one of you can do this, especially the ones who're younger and have
just graduated from school. contribute back to your local economy and in
the process bridge the digital divide even within urban areas.
just do this for one school each, and you'd have moved more mountains than
merely talking about it on a converted mailing list.
Regards, /\_/\ "All dogs go to heaven."
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