Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Bali.

April 17: Teaching Word to Exel

Posted in Bali on April 18, 2012

Laptop deployment day at Blimbingsari - I learned the true meaning of potential. Sitting doing some typing lessons in Word with a boy named Exel (for real, he's the one in bright green in the photos on the rights), it took just once each, despite the language barrier, for this six year old to learn Caps Lock, Backspace, Enter, and changing the font. They were SO excited to explore these new tools, they could not look away - and yet, when we had to shut them down for the day, they gently closed the laptops, and said thank you. I wouldn't be surprised if Exel wrote his first bit of code this evening...

Nicole Elliott
Softchoice Employee and DWC Participant
Bali, April 2012

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