The chances are pretty good that you've heard of the Peace Corps, but have you heard of Geekcorps? This News.com article explains: "Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for techies."
According to the article, "Geekcorps can essentially be thought of as a Peace Corps with a focus on PCs. The organization recruits technical experts to conceive ideas for integrating technology into local economies in a self-sustaining way." This "U.S.-based not-for-profit organization is dedicated to cultivating high-tech skills and businesses in the world's emerging nations."
After looking at the photo gallery, I have to say that I was moved by what these volunteers are doing. It's easy to take technology for granted when you always have it right at your fingertips. Kudos to the Geekcorps from this geeky girl!
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