As I mentioned in my previous post, I flew to Nepal on 1st of May 2015 and added Day 2 and Day 3 photos to my flickr album. It's really hard to explain the situation there but I hope you can get an idea.
Another evening in Nepal with dark and fear of aftershocks
Blankets give them enough warm but not Education!
What's the next step?
During my visit to Dharding on 3rd of May 2015, I learned that I can do much better work with my experience. There is a small school in the village with 400 students and 8 teachers.
I have been running a similar project in Sri Lanka and I had a plan to do my next deployment with Raspberry Pi.
Why Raspberry Pi?
Simply: Its cheap and portable.
Its much easier to relocate a lab in case of an emergency and its really cheaper than generic desktop machines.
Single set need LCD Display, Keyboard/Mouse, Power Supply, Storage/Memory Card in addition to the RPi 2.
I bought Raspberry Pi 2 on last evening
Hanthana Linux, a Fedora remix bundle with bunch of Educational tools and Sugar Desktop.
LibreOffice, Firefox, VLC, Educational Tools, Gnome/Sugar Desktop.
Not in the scope for now.
I would like to expand this in to several schools, based on the support I get from the community. I can't afford several devices and also I need local community to support by series of workshops to teachers and students.
They were about to receive new cloths..
Can you imagine if they touch a computer for the first time?
Feel free to contact me if you willing to help this project.
They have no idea about their future but you can make it!