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Submitted by Gabriela on
How do you provide vital information and literacy training to people with limited access to either -- especially if they are located in rural parts of Africa? I don't know that a piece of technology will do the trick. Access to water, energy, food and adequate health care seem to be bypassed here. If that piece of technology included the above list, then yes, I think progress is being made but, a question of access to vital information and literacy is a question of access to food sustainability, potable water, sustainable energy and a disease free life. Should information and literacy training be a priority? Absolutely! Should a technology be part of that picture? Absolutely! But, as long as the issue of teacher shortage, quality of education and higher education, and incentives to repatriate the "braindrain-ers" is coupled. I am weary of giving people tools without empowering them to use these tools.