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  1. Alan Foo from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia writes: Hello, Read your article on " Geeks without borders" and would like to show you one such geek project that is totally different from all you have come across. You can view what we are doing at www.paperlesshomework.com . As the name implies ,....it is a site to create a paperless homework culture among students in the world. Students are among the most prolific users of paper and hence the cause of Mother of all Enviroment protectors ...the trees. Without the trees there would be no animals, insects, carbon sink and rivers. Another main benefit of our project is to close the digital divide of nations and urban/rural areas until now is still widening. Even UNESCO's EFA is failing as reported. We wish to get global partners to proceed in this direction of getting schools especially in third world countries to participate and at the same time close the digital divide among nations...for free. Yes, we are intiaiting a project to provide every school on earth free use of our tools and software no company in the world today can do....we are able to reach out to the rural areas or out of reach areas with seconds of downloads for hours/days of usage...opposite of what is true today. Our project was recently in the finals of the prestigious STockholm Challenge 2008 and was sponsored by Microsoft Malaysia. Our project is currently being funded by a Malaysian Govt grant. Our main targets are Africa, China, India and Indonesia which form more than half the world population. If we are able to get their children by the hundreds of millions to go green, the effect would be great overall. We have a project no one has tried before and needs partners globally to effect such for we know that one cannot use rich men's tools to reach the poor men the target group of EFA. We hope you can pass this word to such organisations like IESC Geekcorps or AVOIR Our site is www.paperlesshomework.com Regards Alan Foo
  2. Alan Foo from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia writes: Hello, Read your article on " Geeks without borders" and would like to show you one such geek project that is totally different from all you have come across. You can view what we are doing at www.paperlesshomework.com . As the name implies ,....it is a site to create a paperless homework culture among students in the world. Students are among the most prolific users of paper and hence the cause of Mother of all Enviroment protectors ...the trees. Without the trees there would be no animals, insects, carbon sink and rivers. Another main benefit of our project is to close the digital divide of nations and urban/rural areas until now is still widening. Even UNESCO's EFA is failing as reported. We wish to get global partners to proceed in this direction of getting schools especially in third world countries to participate and at the same time close the digital divide among nations...for free. Yes, we are intiaiting a project to provide every school on earth free use of our tools and software no company in the world today can do....we are able to reach out to the rural areas or out of reach areas with seconds of downloads for hours/days of usage...opposite of what is true today. Our project was recently in the finals of the prestigious STockholm Challenge 2008 and was sponsored by Microsoft Malaysia. Our project is currently being funded by a Malaysian Govt grant. Our main targets are Africa, China, India and Indonesia which form more than half the world population. If we are able to get their children by the hundreds of millions to go green, the effect would be great overall. We have a project no one has tried before and needs partners globally to effect such for we know that one cannot use rich men's tools to reach the poor men the target group of EFA. We hope you can pass this word to such organisations like IESC Geekcorps or AVOIR Our site is www.paperlesshomework.com Regards Alan Foo

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