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Bringing Education to Rural Areas
Tue 18 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 SGT
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This Learnsharing session is dedicated to people and organization interested in exploring and pursuing the social initiative to bring more education access to children in rural areas. Technology that children in developed countries take for granted is often beyond the reach of kids in poorer countries because of cost, lack of Internet access, and access to reliable electrical power. How can we overcome those barriers? What is required beyond the breakthorugh technology? How can this new learning place operate and deliver the benefits to the children and society over the years?
The session will combine sharing and interactive discussion with Bernd Nordhausen. Bernd has applied his deep expertise in technology to open up more learning opportunities for children in rural area in Africa and Asia.
This Learnsharing session is by invitation only. It is intended for a small group discussion in an informal setting. Please register your interest and we will send you the invite to confirm the seat availability.
LEARNSHARING Expert Volunteer:
Bernd Nordhausen, Principal Consultant - Nordhausen Consulting
07:30 - 07:40 PM - Session Opening
07:40 - 08:40 PM - "Bringing Education to Rural Areas" by Bernd Nordhausen
08:40 - 09:00 PM - Open Discussions
Profile of Expert Volunteer:
Principal Consultant - Nordhausen Consulting
Bernd Nordhausen advises organizations and governments on how to effectively utilize technology to bridge the digital divide. Bernd strongly believes that children should be provided the same educational opportunities regardless of where they live. He has been involved in ICT (Information Communication Technology) for development for a decade. As part of the Intel Word Ahead and Intel Education programs, he was instrumental in designing solutions for rural and remote area. He designed and implemented solar powered computer labs in Zambia and Philippines. He was also the chief architect in a joint project with USAID to bring internet access using wireless and satellite technology to a remote part of Vietnam.
Originally from Germany, Singapore has been Bernd’s home for the past 25 years. After an 18 year career at Intel, Bernd now works with organizations and governments developing sustainable plans to bring appropriate technology into schools regardless of location. He also actively contribute his expertise as Advisor in Hoops of Hope, Journeys within Our Community, and Child's Dream Foundation,
Bernd holds a Ph. D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Alabama.
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Perhimpunan Indonesia National University of Singapore (PINUS)
Perhimpunan Indonesia National University of Singapore (PINUS) is the Indonesian Students Association in National University of Singapore (NUS). PINUS was established in 1998 and currently has over 900 members of undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties in NUS.
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