Re: Ambassadors in Africa/Gambia?
by Jukka Palander, IT Development Spain
I was involved with Meltwater school located at Ghana some years ago and I was ready to go there as a teacher (of teachers, ie. Senior Faculty). Anyhow, this never happened.
Now, have to say it in public, my 3 years long project has ended and I am seeking something new (those who want to know more of me, please learn from "devspain.com" or linkedin). Right now I am able to do this donation and luckly I have a friend doing donation at (and organizing) a "summer camp for 4-7 years old" in Gambia. This is why I wanted to step out and offer computers for bit older group. Problem is that she is flying next Thursday! We just cannot have those PC:s on board in the luggage ;-)
Also for Freemedia involved: I have a bunch of empty DVDs. I try to burn all of them on the same set to be sent in there. Maybe 50 of them.
El 27/6/2016 14:55, Beth Lynn Eicher <bethlynn(a)fedoraproject.org> escribió:
> This is awesome. Thanks for doing this. I was involved in a similar deployment 4 years ago in Ghana. You are asking the right questions as suitable places with electicity, four walls, and a roof are not simple to find.
> Have you discussed this with the Free Open Source Software Foundation of Africa (FOSSFA)? They will be happy to help put you in touch with local NGOs that can plan out good places for an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre. You may also find assistance through a university as they tend to care about the educational needs of the children nearby. Lastly, find out what international church is prevails in the area. In Ghana it was the Presbyterians. Even if you are not religious, these churches are not to be overlooked as they are well established in the community, with their own schools, colleges, football leagues, and camps.
> One last piece of advice. Make sure your shipper is solid. Even though it is a donation, once your goods arrive, they could try to get you to pay for tarrif monies for the entire crate.
> You may contact me off list to discuss.
> All of the Best,
> Beth Lynn Eicher
> On Jun 27, 2016 6:01 AM, "Jukka Palander, IT Development Spain" <jukka(a)devspain.com> wrote:
>> Hello all.
>> I think we do not have an Ambassador in Gambia?
>> I have an opportunity to donate 6-7 Dell computers (second hand, but cleaned and verified) with monitors and pre-installed Fedora24 on them and maybe I am also able to find a transport from Spain to Gambia.
>> Donation will be made for schools, libraries or any place where local people can have an Internet access and computers can be used by multiple peolpe. As said, all computers are ready to use and installed and all computers has the F24/64Live installation extra DVD inside so they can spread it to others as a Freemedia.
>> Question is: do someone know anyone over there to be able to seek right donation places? I have a friend who has Gambian husbend and he will help if nobody else is found but a local help would be a great addition.
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