Michael Lerner

Wednesday - Mar 30, 2011

Manlapay National High School receives laptop from Learn the NetLearn the Net has made its content freely available in multiple languages to schools and universities all over the developing world since 1996. But without a way to access the Net, what good is instructional content?

Last year, I donated an HP laptop to the Manlapay National High School in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Although the laptop was less than a year old, it didn’t have the computing power I need to do video editing. What to me was antiquated, has become a window on the world for the teachers and students at the high school. (I have to admit that I feel a bit guilty about foisting Windows Vista on them; hopefully, they will upgrade to Windows 7.)

One laptop is a start, but it only goes so far. Many more are needed. If you have a serviceable laptop and are interested in making a donation, email me so I can put you in touch with the organization that can facilitate the donation. The smiles on their faces say it all.

Manlapay National High School, Philippines