Why focus on teachers?

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