The Wandering Palate teamed up with Allen Meadows – Burghound – for a fundraiser in Hong Kong last week at Yin Yang private kitchen to support SolarLEAP, a brilliant project founded by a High School graduate, Charles Watson, in his gap year.
Charles Watson, an extraordinary young man, has designed a robust and economical solar-powered computer and is on a mission to provide these to remote schools in impoverished communities that do not have a reliable electricity source.
In recent years he has implanted these computers in schools and orphanages in Nepal, Ghana, India, Ethiopia and the Philippines and now is looking to bring greater reach and scale to his charity. Charles is taking learning in the developing world to the next level with computers – a quotidian need for our generation and one which we take for granted.
Charles reminds us that access to learning is the only truly sustainable way to break the pattern of poverty. Learn more at http://www.solarleap.org/
Also a must-read, article posted 25th April, 2013 by Asia Sentinel (partnered with The International Herald Tribune-New York Times) “Solar Powered Computers for Off-Grid Schools” click here or follow link
Please share this link with all your contacts, so we can let the whole world know there are over 1 billion people without a reliable power source and 100 million children that deserve what many children take for granted –access to essential computer learning