I must say I do see what Tim was trying to express.
I am a teacher and in my summer holidays I have volunterered all around the world for the last 13years. I finally got sick of being dissapointed by different organisations who make you pay and then when yo get there you not really feeling like you are doing any worth. It almost feels like they just giving you a boring old job- ie. paint a mural to keep you busy. I wonder how many volnteers have painted the exact same mural??
So I decided to work independantly from now on. I will be doing my first mission from July 2011 (11 weeks away-eek). I have been working very hard for the last 2 years and have finally gotten enough funds from companies in Dubai to purchase 5000 solar powered laptops from One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).
I will then take a LC and drive around the coastline of Africa, stopping off in countries where OLPC will meet me and we will deploy the laptops. I will help educate the teachers and students how to use the laptops and give lessons for a few weeks before contineing onto the next deployment area.
I am very excited and feel that THIS could make a BIG difference. Edcation is the key! Like the Chinse proverb says:
" Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. "
This way I am enjoying the two passions in my life- overlanding and making a difference
Check out my website if you would like to meet up or assist in anyway:
everything except the horn - Home
Last edited by Tamin; 20 May 2011 at 21:53.