Expensive and inaccessible electricity is preventing poor children in Africa from joining in the digital revolutionMuhammed Jawara's lessons never last more than half an hour. Teaching ICT at a secondary school in the Gambian village of Sohm, where there is no mains power source, means when the battery of the clapped-out donated laptop he uses to teach with dies, class is over.
To charge this laptop for his next class, Jawara must cycle to a nearby village where an NGO with electricity lets him plug in. He makes this trip up to ten times a day.
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