Today's copy of Namibian newspaper The Namibian comes with a computer education comic featuring KDE. Named Hai Ti ("Listen up!" in the Oshiwambo language), the comic features the super-hero like SchoolNet project showing student and teachers their KDE desktop.
SchoolNet is a Namibian organisation whose aim is to bring computers and the
Internet to all schools in the country. So far it has
installed computer labs, consisting of 5 to 10 KDE based
workstations, in some 340 schools, mostly in remote areas.
It uses refurbished computers as thin clients powered by
the South African Linux distribution OpenLab
which focuses on education and
defaults to KDE as the desktop. Snapshots of Project Gutenberg and Wikipedia as well as other educational
content are accessible locally at the schools.
The Hai Ti comic features the daily life and struggle of young
technicians at SchoolNet Namibia as well as teachers and
students at the schools they serve. While the story of their lives
develops it explains how to launch an application, use a
spreadsheet, search the Internet and use the
locally available KDE educational software.
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