The technology boom in the Western world has created a larger gap from the developing world.
As children growing up in the developed world, using a computer or tablet is second nature; but in places like the poverty stricken areas of Guatemala, simple tasks are never taught and never learned.
But Orphan Outreach is trying to change that
“One of the most satisfying projects is to work with orphanages to provide quality laptops and software that allows these children to have an opportunity to gain skills and give them glimpses into a world where they can use their God-given abilities. They need visions of what is in the world awaiting them. I feel that there are inventors, doctors, teachers, programmers, and all sorts of talented young people who just need the vision and opportunity to succeed and follow their calling.”
The assistant principal of the Ravine School—a school that has benefited from donated and refurbished computers—said it best:
“Computer access has allowed our children to see how other people live and work around the world. Their world has gotten so much bigger.”
“Their world has gotten so much bigger.”
What a powerful lesson—beyond how to type, save documents, and other basic computer skills needed in the 21st century.
When you think about helping the orphans, it’s easy to think about the bare necessities like food, water and shelter. But it is initiatives like this that really strive towards turning the tide against poverty and putting an end to it, not just medicating it.
SOURCE: Mission Network News