XO laptops in Eshibinga classroom

A computer classroom without a human teacher
The photo attached to this post was taken at Eshibinga Primary school. As you may notice the students in this class are busy with their studies. But one thing is missing. A teacher. Instead you will notice computers in use.
Now, if this was happening in a school in Europe or the North America or any of the African capitals it would pass for normal. But this is Eshibinga village. Deep inside rural Kenya. Five years ago this school had mud walls, thanks to the new government CDF funds that have led to construction of concrete classrooms. Students here walk to school, some over five kilometers away. Here kids come to school bare feet.
A combined effort of a teacher and his friends in the USA has led to the genesis of the One laptop per Child (OLPC) program at Eshibinga primary. OLPC ants to train, equip and give each child in this classroom a laptop.
This is not easy. We begun from scratch. We had to tell the kids in simple Luhyia language, the meaning of a computer, what it does and its importance.

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