There are some excellent projects in various countries which have inspired me (Julian) while I’ve been working on this project. Most of these focus on helping the pupils, the children. I admire their work and believe our work may complement some of their projects. However, for a mix of reasons this project focuses on the teachers instead.
- By helping the teachers we help ‘this’ generation, who teach and help the ‘next’ generation. Both benefit.
- We can do more with less, each teacher teaches between 40 and 60 pupils. We cannot afford to fund or support one device per child at this stage; rather we are helping in aggregate teachers in 6 schools, so many hundreds of children with only 6 eReaders.
I have enjoyed quotations about educating ‘a girl’, for instance “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”, found online at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/95453-educate-a-boy-and-you-educate-an-individual-educate-a
In this case the aim is to educate the teachers to educate and help the community.
The following web page has plenty of quotes on teachers http://www.quotegarden.com/teachers.html