Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Computers in San Sok

Today, one of our teams started running a series of workshops on computers, digital story telling and robotics.  Early in the morning, we tested a bunch of children on how well they can use smart phones.  This San Sok primary school has no electricity or running water, and no computers.  Hence they are “un-spoiled”.  They learn quickly.  On their own, many of them learned to turn on the smart phone, take photographs, play music, and read eBooks.

I would have stayed to keep an eye on my students as they started to teach.  Unfortunately, one of them got sick and I have to take him to see a doctor.   The student turned out to have been infected by some kind of amoeba, with a high fever and diarrhea. I ended up spending most of the day at the clinic. Very frustrating.

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