Tim Russert and XO Laptops in Colombia

   
   
   
   
   

To me, Tim Russert was my favorite TV newscaster. Some of you may know that Tim Russert died on Friday from a massive heart attack but I only learned after his death about a One Laptop Per Child connection.

His wife, Maureen Orth, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia and together, they supported the Maureen Orth Foundation. I'd like for you to remember him by assisting his wife's foundation.

One of its initiatives, "Step by Step" is teaching English, teaching how to use Information Technology, and improving instructional techniques for teachers using XO laptops, along with other computers.

After hearing 6 hours of press coverage about him today since his death, I have not heard about this foundation. I cannot speak for his widow, but I think she would approve that you could donate money for her foundation assisting children near Medellin, Colombia.

Greg Yohn's baby was born in Cali, Colombia and he got an OLPC XO thinking his son could use the machine one day.

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Remembering Mr. Russert seems to be the domain of every cable and radio news organization in the U.S. ever since Friday, so I will skip comment on that subject instead I will note an interesting thing about his Wife's foundation and its dealing with OLPC..it seems its OLPC effort is "supported" by Chevron corp. This is a good thing, as it shows large sources of capital can come from places other than corrupt government programs.

Ned

Hello!

I wrote the original post not knowing how much would be mentioned all the days later about him.

The editors did a good job of assisting me with my message by placing in the nice image of his wife's foundation that family supported!

This is a really beautiful work by the Maureen Orth foundation,
I wish they could count with the OLPC volunteers in Colombia to help in technical aspects if needed.

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