I spent very rewarding 2 weeks in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico with Kids on Computers to install and maintain computer labs.
We moved the computers that were bought in country to Huajuapan de León, our home base for the labs.
We focused on nearby escuelas 18 de Marzo, Manuel Gonzalez Gatica, and Ricardo Flores Magon first. The second week we finished up the labs on Tuesday and Wednesday). On Thursday, we met with officials at Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca. On Friday, Alex and I taught the teachers at 18 de Marzo in the morning and helped open the new lab in the evening.
I stuck around Oaxaca the following week to attend the Coding Dojo, finish my conference presentation, and recuperate. I hosted a dinner for Fernando and Gaby. It made me feel like I was at home. 🙂
Then I attended the global Google Developers Group (GDG) organizer’s summit and Google I/O in San Francisco. This past Saturday, I spoke at the Dutch Mobile Conference in Amsterdam. I finally return home tomorrow!
Let me know if you’re interested in volunteering for future trips and/or donating computers or funds to the cause. We’d love to have your support for the very important work of bridging the digital divide globally.