Connect Antigua and Barbuda Initiative
A fantastic example for us all to emulate!
By Gerard Mc
Well the really great ideas are simple, simple and obvious!
So simple sometimes, that you think they are natural
and have always been there. Never created, in some strange
magical way, they just belong!
I have just returned from an exploratory trip to
Antigua. We were
there with our media partner South-South News to
experience Antigua's massive leap into the front ranks of
modern IT world of G4 connectivity and nano second lag
Antigua, is positioning itself to be a world leader in IT
which is a great thing for the Island and the people
who live there.
I must admit, it was something much simpler, something small
on the scale of multi-million dollar deals that caught my
Parked in the Prime Minister's gated parking lot, a fleet of
converted buses that daily bring the Digital world to the
schools on the island.
Remote classes, well over 150 plus classes weekly delivering
to children in the country side.
Children who often start their day driving livestock to the
fields, at 5 am.
A familiar story: the every day grind of life for
young children on small subsistence
farms in a great many fields around the world.
Now they can link to the modern internet, they
can engage with the great enormity of the world, no
longer shackled to the demands of the field but
citizens of the world, this is the wonder and
of the connected internet.
This surely, is simple brilliance, a modern day Rosetta
Bringing the modern world to remote rural village
at Black Tie International would like to see a 1000 buses,
emulating this wonderful initiative and bringing
connectivity, information and skills to the other neglected
and underserved regions of the world.
This initiative works, let's copy and implement it, again
Congratulations and thanks to Prime Minister, Hon. Baldwin
Dr. Edmond A. Mansoor, Minister of State, Information,
Broadcasting & Telecommunications, Office of the Prime
A fine school in Antigua and usefully a
registered 501 (c) Foundation in the USA
Will be delighted to take your gently used laptops and
refurbish them and pass them on to a needy child in Antigua.
Benefiting the child and their whole family.
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