January 12, 2011
The College of Charleston SIFE Team (housed at the School of Business) in partnership with Possibilities Without Borders, Inc successful loaded a container to be shipped to Cameroon (Africa) in support of the Tech for Africa and Bandage for Africa projects. The shipment included an ultrasound machine and the necessary probes and gel to operate it (our team is designing with a local medical university a training program), three SMARTboards to be installed in elementary school and the medical university class rooms, 15 boxes of school supplies in partnership with Laurell Hill Elementary in Mount Pleasant, 24 used soccer balls donated by the Charleston Battery, 64 used CofC Soccer Jerseys (donated by the CofC Athletic program) to be used in a friendly game of soccer. The total value of the shipment is estimated at $26,000.
During spring break 2011, 4 students and one faculty advisor will be traveling to Cameroon to continue the technology for Africa project. They will work with local partners to bring electricity to an elementary school, distribute school supplies, and instruct the elementary teachers on how to use the smart boards. They will visit local universities and have the opportunity to bring with them up to 10 new laptops to supplement technology delivered in March 2009. Fundraising for the laptops is still ongoing.
More information about the project can be found by visiting the following blog:
More information about Technology for Africa can be found at :