In Peru, the government recently delivered a boatload of laptop computers to over 2,000 school kids in indigenous communities. There's just one big problem. In 50 of the 73 communities where the computers were sent, there is no electricity to keep them running (these are not self cranking types).
As it turns out though, this is actually a big improvement over the last program like this. In that case, the computers were set up in English (!!!!) and the batteries were defective.
Plus, not to worry because the government is pledging to soon deliver 2 solar panels to each of the communities that got laptops but don't have electricity!
No word on how these panels would be utilized or how an electric grid for a village could run on two panels (maybe they are VERY BIG panels?).
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
How do you say, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" in Spanish?
From Kids Prefer Cheese: