Tuesday, August 20, 2019
One of the most important aspects of this project is raising funds to make it happen. We would like to thank Friends of Lesotho for their generous support. Also, the Panhuise Foundation has been a major benefactor and we thank them for their continued support. Many individuals have donated various amounts and large or small, they all add up to helping us complete this project. We now are in the process of drawing up building plans and obtaining bids and signed contracts. We still need to raise funds for tablets, library books, and supplies. If you would like to contribute to the success of this project please check out our gofundme page.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
L2L is beginning a completely new phase of educational support at Kokobe Primary School. Through a collaboration with Arizona State University, we will be bringing “education in a box” to the students. The XO Laptops currently used will be phased out and replaced with the Kindle Fire. Students will be able to access the SolarSPELL Educational Library. The SolarSPELL is a rugged, portable, solar-powered digitized library which includes an offline digital hotspot, designed to simulate an online experience. Currently, more than 275 SPELL libraries have been deployed across the Pacific and East Africa. The content can be specific to the area and offer many resources for teachers and students.
The school has little space for a dedicated computer lab and the principal requested our help in building a dedicated computer classroom and library. That will be phase 1 of the project. The computer lab will have a solar-powered electrical system to charge computer hardware.
“SolarSPELL’s mission is to provide relevant, localized educational content to resource-constrained locations around the world.” To Learn more about SolarSPELL visit solarspell.org.
Monday, April 1, 2019
The strike has been going on for a month now with no end in sight, according to this article:
This article gives more details about the teachers’ grievances and demands: