Ken Banks of Kiwanja, FrontlineSMS and recently MeansofExchange, reports in National Geographic about the Wireless Reach™ program and its effect on young women in schools in Jordan and how they overcame initial concerns
At first, parents were uneasy about the program. What if their child lost or broke their netbook? What if they went to inappropriate websites? JEI addressed everyone’s questions and concerns during intensive training workshops and worked with teachers to help them understand how to integrate the technology into their curriculum. Skepticism gave way to excitement, particularly as parents realized how they too could use the technology to find employment, community resources and other helpful information.