Be All You Can Be: Geekcorps


| September 10, 2003

Geekcorps is a non-profit IT organization dedicated to helping Third World countries develop online capabilities. 'We want to help countries get to the point where they're self-sufficient with their own IT needs,' says the group's founder, Ethan Zuckerman. Connecting countries like Ghana and Rwanda to the global grid is important for the future of not only the people and economies of the developing world, but of the entire interconnected world. A volunteer can expect to be paid 'miserably,' Zuckerman says, but an emphasis is placed on enabling volunteers to understand and learn about the culture in which they are working. So if you feel like an adventure outside the computer's virtuality, step up for a four-month tour of duty with the Geekcorps, and do the world some good.
-- Adam Overland

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