Articles by Imran Oomer
It’s up to all of us to change the tide and think about the intersection of technology inclusion and education more critically. It’s time for corporations to stop giving away their scrap computers to the developing world and calling it CSR. It’s time for NGOs to be more judicious about the hand-outs they accept and the indirect costs endured.
I recently visited a school in Maharashtra with rural education social enterprise Lend-A-Hand India. The principal says the Introduction to Basic Technology program implemented there has yielded phenomenal results: "When we find these kids, they don’t even have clothes on their back. Now, they are thinking about starting their own businesses."