from October 2008 Newsletter (Volume 3, Issue 3)
No electricity? No problem! With a new laptop computer powered by solar cells, even our students out in the bush can learn to use computers and communicate with Asante Africa Foundation and its supporters. After a lesson from Erna on an earlier visit, Esther Naini, a 13-year-old student in Kenya, is now learning how to use the solar-powered computer of our program manager, Hellen Nkuraiya.
Esther was orphaned and was being raised by her aunt prior to receiving an Asante Africa scholarship and enrollment in a boarding school. Her gratitude, excitement for learning and pride in mastering the computer shines through in this email to Erna:
This is Esther Naini.we have gone home for August holiday and we are 13 OF US StAYIng in THe girls house with Susan. Hellen has given me a chance to write this email to you and I want you to see am working very hard to learn computer. do you remember teaching me last time? I have given Hellen my performance and I hope she will sent to you. Thank you very much for changing my life. we are very pround of Asante Africa.
Goodbye, Kwaheri Erna. Your’s,