Kamalpha Computerized Literacy Centre CLC

(Video in FRENCH: Kamalpha – Discours Honorable députée, 8.17 min, dans Kamalpha.org/Videos, le 12 février 2013 … et plein d’autres videos sur le même site).

Development Plan (Computerized Literacy Centre CLC):

The Executive Committee, concerned about its objectives, makes every efforts to continually improve the services it wants to offer to the African population. With this in mind, it has lately changed its development plans in order to add important services to villages interested by its Computerized Literacy Centre.

The Kamalpha association, can offer the products sold by the “International H2O Foundation”, and can now offer the following services: 

  • The installation of a hydro-generator capable of generating 20 kW of electricity, which costs nothing once in operation. Thanks to this electricity, Kamalpha will allow the villagers to properly exploit their resources and local products,
  • Drinking water thanks and a water treatment system,
  • A telecommunications antenna in all villages where the hydro generator will be installed, thus providing free telecommunications service for the Kamalpha Association;

The “Kamalpha” organization offers:

  • Thanks to their partner Kama Brik:
    - machines that can extract laterite bricks directly from the African soil,
    - all the expertise for the building of CLC;
  • Three buildings part of the Kamalph’s headquarters:
    - to be used as CLC and able to accept up to 3 000 students,
    - Training centres, to train all personnel implicated in the operation of CLC,
    - and a computer department, to prepare and support all computers set up in CLC;
  • A revolutionary literacy system by its simplicity and the easiness to multiply it:
    - a learning method adaptable to the languages of Africa;
  • The computerization of the literacy method:
    - a learning software operating on a small laptop,
    - the expertise to operate several computers;

A literacy strategy allowing the implementation of objectives decided by the current government:

In fact the formula developed by the Kamalpha Association, by being added to all those already in place, will allow to speed up the literacy process of the population by using tools at the edge of technology. Centres can easily be set up in city, but especially in distant villages. This innovative formula will truly allow to answer the government’s aspirations and the needs of the population.

A “lasting” development:

This group of services allows a much more promising development, a development combining basic needs:installation of an electrical oven for baking bread,

  • of a refrigerator to keep food,
  • drinking water, for the population, agriculture, a garden,
  • a grain mill;

A Training centre:

  • to teach the population to read and write,
  • train the villagers in agriculture, how to make a garden,
  • and, eventually, will come the teaching of primary school subjects, high school and probably, certain university courses;

This group of services installed in a village will make it self-sufficient, such as it was some generations back. It will be the return of people towards their village. Without any doubt, it is while regrouping all these services that we will indeed be able to contribute to satisfy at the needs of Africa.

Our priorities: … //

A innovative education method: … //

How to teach to read and write to women in the distant villages: … //

(plus: … the Kamalpha’s headquarters: … // … )

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Links – on compassion vs fears about our own identity:

Nick Kristof is shocked, SHOCKED!, on The Confluence, by riverdaughter, March 3, 2014: Nicholas Kristof  writes in The Compassion Gap about the nasty responses he got from a lot of his readers to the plight of a woman he profiled recently …;

The Compassion Gap, on NYT, by Nicholas Kristof, March 1, 2014: SOME readers collectively hissed after I wrote a week ago about the need for early-childhood interventions to broaden opportunity in America. I focused on a 3-year-old boy in West Virginia named Johnny Weethee whose hearing impairment had gone undetected, leading him to suffer speech and development problems that may dog him for the rest of his life …;

SundayReview|OP-ED COLUMNIST: When Even the Starting Line Is Out of Reach, on NYT, Nicholas Kristof, Feb 22, 2014;

(my comment  about these three articles: never believe that a cluster of masses = humans melting in a collective thinking, would have a sense of justice for the not-self, or more empathy than our govs for thoses who are too much different … we often refuse this empathy, unable to identify with those who’s images reflect our fears of what we strongly reject for ourselves – Heidi).

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