[DDN] DD projects in Yucatan?

Donald Z. Osborn dzo at BISHARAT.NET
Sun Nov 7 00:00:22 UTC 2004

Chris, Though your focus will be on the Spanish-speaking environment, it would
be interesting to hear of any observations you may have the chance to make
concerning use of indigenous languages in ICT (projects) in the parts of Mexico
you will visit. My focus is Africa (though I try to follow multilingual ICT
issues worldwide), but there are others focusing on Native American languages,
notably on the ILAT list, to which I will cc this. Best of luck with your

Don Osborn

Quoting Chris Ward <drpoo at drpooville.org>:

> My name is Chris Ward. I am a university student at the College of the
> Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine, studying for a degree in Human Ecology.
> This coming winter, December 7th-March 7th, i will be studying in the
> Yucatan.
> For two weeks while i am there, i am required to do a project of my choice.
> The only two requirements are that it must be in a spanish speaking
> environment (not hard...) and that it lasts two weeks.
> I am very interested in studying about technology in developing countries,
> and
> the digital divide issues are a great place to start.
> Do you know of any projects that are centered in or around Yucatan, in
> Mexico,
> that addresses this topic or any others in technology?
> I will be volunteering my time and skills. I have professional experience
> with
> technology, as well as some experience teaching technical skills to students
> in a developing country, namely , Ghana.
> I also have a great interest in Linux deployment, advocacy, education. If
> there are any known projects that relate to linux in one of those ways, or if
> anyone is researching how linux fits into the DD problem, i am very
> interested to learn more about those things as well.
> Please let me know if you know of anything, or even if you do not. And,
> please
> also forward my question to as many people as you can who might be able to
> help me also.
> Thank you so very much!
> -Chris Ward
> drpoo at drpooville.org
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