Saturday, September 5, 2009

J1: College of Arts and Sciences students at UM help Senegal students get laptops

Interesting story coming from the University of Miami. Get contacts, interview their ideas and progress. Contact Elizabeth: for more information

Good afternoon,

I write to you in regards to the UM College of Arts & Science’s English dept and their project “Laptops in Senegal”.

We believe we have a great story/profile for you to cover;

UM has a team of four college students (and ONE members) in the US who spent their summer in Mboro, Senegal working with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the Peace Corps to bring 200 laptops to students at Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School. Ecole Notre Dame is unique in that it receives free power and clean water from the local phosphorous factory. Free power has greatly assisted in the financial sustainability of deploying OLPC’s XO laptops to all second, third, fourth and fifth grade students by October.

See here for more information;

Please advise of your thoughts and/or comments. Stephanie Selvick, a UM PhD student in English Literature, is available for comment.

I look forward to working with you.


Elizabeth Amore, B.B.A., M.A.

Media Relations Officer

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