Think about your typical classroom in school. Most have a projection system or smartboard, and all have at least one computer. All that technology seems standard to you, but try and imagine your school experience without that technology.
If it’s a situation that sounds foreign, it’s because it is.
Many schools and students across the world don’t have the access to electronics as American students do. One such place is the rural city of Gode in Ethiopia.
Adding laptops and computers to classrooms at Gode High School is the newest action by Dr. Gudata Hinika, the chief of trauma and general surgery at California Hospital Medical Center, and his Ethiopia Health Aid group.
Hinika and his group are seeking donations of old laptops and desktop computers to bring to Ethiopia when the group makes their Medical Mission to the country in March.
Hinika funded the development of the high school in southern Ethiopia in 2007, which opened its doors in 2010.
The school is massive by U.S. high school standards, with an estimated enrollment of 3,500 students — a number that’s expected to reach 5,000 by 2014. Hinika also funded the development of a junior high school in 2003.
Have an old computer and want to donate it? To donate computers to Ethiopia Health Aid and Gode High School, contact Katreena Salgado at 626-497-6311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.