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Míercoles en San Marcos

On Wednesday morning, the director of 18 de Marzo picked us all up from the hotel in his truck so that we could transport some of the older computers over to the town library in Saucitlán de Morelos.

After loading up the computers, Avni, Javier, Gabriel, and Stormy left to install the Mac Mini server and networking equipment at Manuel Gonzalez Gatica. Hunter, Fernando and I stayed for a bit to finish up the networking.

18 De Marzo - Students showing appreciation for Kids on Computers coming to their school. (2014). @coreylatislaw.com

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Escuela: Ricardo Flores Magon

Stormy/Caleb, Hunter, and I set out for San Marcos Arteaga on Monday morning. We tried to find the combi station from Thomas’ oral directions but eventually ended up jumping in a cab (which was roughly the same price). It was another lovely ride through the mountains for about an hour.

Volunteers at San Marcos Arteaga. @coreylatislaw.com

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Escuela: Manuel Gonzalez Gatica

On Friday we had an early breakfast at the hotel restaurant and took a truck/cab to the small nearby village, Saucitlán de Morelos, to check out their lab. It was a bumpy off-road excursion down a winding mountain road. I was sitting up front in the truck – I imagine it was bumpier in the back for Thomas, Javier, and Gabriel!

On the way to Saucitlán de Morelos. @coreylatislaw.com

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Huajuapan de León

This post will be in English! Read about the beginning of my adventure here and here.

As I mentioned in the last post, Kids On Computers bought 22 new desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, plus 2 projectors through our local volunteer, Hermes. The dealer doesn’t deliver to the village we’ll be working out of, so we had to figure out a way to transport them from Oaxaca to Huajuapan!

The original plan was for 5 volunteers to jump in a combi with computers on our laps. This plan didn’t make a lot of sense to me, especially since we might need to rent seats for the computers. We finally settled on a better plan and Hermes’ company rented an entire combi/van to transport the computers and the volunteers.

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Bienvenidos a Oaxaca

Estoy siendo voluntario durante 3 semanas con Kids On Computers (KOC), una organización sin fines de lucro de los Estados Unidos, que instalan laboratorios de computadoras en todo el mundo.

Quería tomar un momentito para pensar en que quiero hacer con mi carrera y el mejor camino para hacer esto es conectar con mis valores más fuertes. Es muy importante para mi cerrar la brecha digital en los Estados Unidos así como el resto del mundo. Esta oportunidad es perfecta para practicar eso.

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