RPCV Helps Colombian Kids Get Connected
By Erica Burman on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
RPCV Maureen Orth–and the Colombian school named after her–made front page news in Medellin, Colombia recently for receiving over 200 laptop computers thanks to One Laptop Per Child. The organization worked to get laptops donated by Chevron and an internet connection provided by Motorola to the students in the small town of Aguas Frias, Colombia.
Orth formed a foundation to fundraise and administer the programs which will now be replicated in other Colombian schools. In the U.S., she founded K12 Wired to "provide a superior, modern education specializing in English and information technology to children who would otherwise be denied this opportunity," according to her foundation’s website.
To read Orth’s own account of this success, check out her article in Vanity Fair.