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Board Members Beth Lynn and Elizabeth are going to Ghana!

In August, Beth Lynn Eicher sent an invitation to Partimus board members who were interested in joining her with a team from Computer Reach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a trip to Ghana to deploy 100 computers running Edubuntu to schools and community centers.

Elizabeth Krumbach volunteered to participate and the two of them have been working with volunteers Dave Sevick and Nancy Latimer as the US team contingent who will be traveling to Ghana to aid with relationship development and helping to develop lesson plans for teachers at the various schools. Both Linux systems administrators by trade, Beth Lynn and Elizabeth will lead the technical portion of the team.

They will be arriving in the capital of Accra on October 11th and Elizabeth will be staying with the rest of the team for 2 weeks before leaving to attend the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen. Beth Lynn has decided to spend more time on the ground, staying through the beginning of November.

Computer Reach has a history working with centers in Ghana, providing 5 laptops to The Street Academy in Accra, story here and continued here. Our board members plan on also visiting this school on their trip, the photo below is from that academy:

It’s an exceptional opportunity for our board members and we’re looking forward to not only hearing the stories from their travels and drawing upon the expertise of the folks from Computer Reach and on site volunteers to help us develop metrics for tracking usage and effectiveness of our own deployments.

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