[IAEP] Clean Water or Education

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 02:09:43 EST 2011

My preferred solution is to let the world know more about the need,
and raise more money. I'll help with the publicity, if you find my
style useful. Actually, I have a variety of styles from many years as
a professional writer. Non-fiction, although some have argued with me
about that. ^_^

I wrote about the horrors of Haiti and the impossibility of finding
out all about the horrors at Daily Kos some time back. Let's see...No,
the database is down while they move to a new server. Maybe in a few
days. Anyway, the conclusion was that no matter how much I learned
about Haiti, the reality always turned out to be worse, from Minister
Colbert's Black Code to Richard Burton in The Comedians (Graham
Greene) and all the rest.

Oh, wait, I checked Google, and they have it cached.


Translating Code: The Punishment of Haiti

I was OLPC's (Yon laptòp pou chak grenn timoun) first localization
administrator for Kreyòl Ayisyen.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 00:55, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> With so many needs in Haiti and limited funds, Bill Steltzer asked a mentor
> in Haiti if they should be doing a computer program in Haiti when they
> really need clean water, food and shelter.
> So with limited funds which do you choose? Clean Water or Education?
> Why not both?  That is what we are trying to do with lesson plans on Water
> and Sanition. They include a lesson and an engineering challenge on building
> a Solar Still.
> The YouTube video poses the question and shows a powerful Etoys project done
> by a girl in Haiti just after the earthquake.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OJQzjrSIMM
> So please Step Up OLPC and support these fine effortts.
> T-Shirts are for sale. Click here to place an order! They cost $20 each plus
> shipping and handling. A steal when you realize that ALL proceeds benefit
> our program
> Stephen
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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