I had a very engaging meeting with Ms. Register the principle of Vernon Middle school. She became very excited about the Rachael’s potential to he a home education resource study center for those without access in our rural areas in florida and as an education activity in school to stimulate interest in computer technology, programing, and practical problem solving skills in class at the school and others in the area.
She will also be introducing me to some key persons at our local technical college to generate wider interest, gather technical support, and hopefully turn this in to a county wide effort. I am expecting that World Possible will certainly will gather more support here in this area and thoughout the State of Florida.
She has asked me to put together a presentation to present to key players and an initial class for the students at Vernon Middle School. I plan to orientate a significant portion of the class towards the social studies aspect highlighting the efforts of World Possible in developing countries which I believe are inspirational to say the least and I think key to gathering wider support in Florida’s mainstream educational system.
Because of this, I will be proceeding very carefully to insure success and the widest support. I will be getting back with you later with the two power point presentations I will be putting together for the initial presentation and class.
Right now I am swamped at my regular job at UPS at this moment which is why my communications with you previously were at such odd hours. Hopefully my workload will drop dramatically after the new year.
I was talking to one of the managers I work with at UPS yesterday and he was very interested in Rachael as he is going on a mission trip to Haiti in March with a group that supports an orphanage in that country. He said the group might be interested in getting a Rachael Plus for the school there and purchasing tablet’s for the students to use.
Religious mission work is not my thing but you might think about adding a religious studies section to the humanities section of Rachael if you haven’t already. Places of worship are definitely areas where rural communities gather and are often a central player in remote areas with out Internet access no mater an individuals personal beliefs. Maybe a separate module for that could be added for types of organizations wanting to deploy Rachael.
I never made it to the bank yesterday so that I could deposit the money to purchase the Rachael Plus for my daughter. I will try to do so today again, fingers crossed. Heading to work now.