The 6th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training took place in Dar es Salaam in May 25-27 2011. Ron attended the Conference and his talk was subsequently mentioned in their press release. They gave him quite a lot of attention in the section New technologies for learning integration:
“Ronald Wertlen from eKhaya ICT, South Africa, highlighted how the open source platform ‘awareNet’ was significantly improving education in some of the poorest schools in South Africa. He said, “Many young Africans grow up in a culture where personal self-respect is squashed by gross disrespect for human life. Sub-standard services in terms of health, policing, education, etc., and subsequent high mortality rates, as well as dismantled cultural traditions, teach young people that intrinsic motivation is worthless since the self itself is worthless. awareNet teaches young people that their voice can be heard and that there is someone listening.“
We are proud of this positive feedback. Find the whole press release here.