Including the Excluded

Here are some pictures from the recent construction of classroom facilities at Marienberg. The facility went from an isolated “green field” to a fully functional educational facility in just one day, propelling Marienberg from isolation into the twenty first century.

The classrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access and thin client computers to offer students access to relevent educational content from around the globe. Additionally, this will facilitate remote lectures from the best subject matter experts to augment local instruction.

Marienberg is the first of the thirteen community colleges to be established, so this is just the beginning.Visit us again soon for more developments as they occur.

Take a look at these ‘from – to’ pictures…


7 thoughts on “Including the Excluded

  1. Great to read about projects like this which will help to reduce the gap in the digital divide. Other projects like the OLPC project is helping as well. But there is a long way for us to go before PNG can catch up with the rest of the world. More help and support is needed from the PNG Government. But this project is a step in the right direction. The idea behind this project works on the principle of saying:

    “Give a person a fish and they have something to eat for today, teach them how to fish and they will feed themselves forever.”

    Well I think the saying goes something like that anyway. This is a good project and it will educate people that have slipped through the cracks of the Papua New Guinea education system. As well as helping the everyday grassroots of PNG to provide for themselves.

  2. Thanks for the comments Wantok and yes a very wise saying to remember. The person involved with this project is Joseph W, who has commented on the blog. Will be good to see how much further this project will grow.

    I think what we’re facing is not people slipping through the cracks of the education system but rather people stumbling into craters of no education.

  3. Thanks Joseph, feel free to email me any more in depth technical information if you want, so I can put it up on the blog.

    Also, what service provider are you using to get your internet and how is it paid for?

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