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NewsForge: Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for the Rest of Us

Nov 01, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Freelance software consultant Renaud Gaudin longed to parlay his passion for free and open source software into something that would help developing countries access and use technology. In March, he joined Geekcorps. Now he brings information and communication technology (ICT) into communities, helps them get hardware and software up and running, and then teaches local users the technical skills they need to sustain their new equipment for the long-term.

"Gaudin is one of more than 3,000 volunteers with Geekcorps, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization whose mission is to draw on the knowledge of IT experts around the world to help developing countries improve their access to technology..."

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