Thursday, December 23, 2010
This seems like a pretty logical "big thought".
First, the best way to help someone is to enable them to help themselves. That was also discussed in the TED talk at the bottom of this post.
Second, recognize that information is the great enabler. People with access to information can educate themselves and think independently (and recognize when they are being fed propaganda).
And third, conclude the best way to make this happen is to provide access to the internet for those that currently don't have it. Some would even call it a human right.
I like the bold thought and initiative you can sense in this young man and his team of idealists.
And I think they created a good short web video to explain their idea. Check it out (above), and then follow the link to their website, where you can see a longer TEDx video that gives some more background (and a few interesting statistics).
Bravo for thinking big.