The young man in the photo is sitting in front of a computer for the first time in his life. He told me he was scared and I told him there was nothing to be afraid of. This is a mouse, left click to choose, right click for options. This is keyboard, press keys for letters and the bar to separate them. Finally, this is google. It will show you anything you want it to.
Just like that a new internet user was born. In time he will learn the value of being part of a network that connects him to millions of minds around the world. His name is Andries, he is a thirteen year old living in the Alexandra townships and being educated there too. Before that moment his world existed within the physical boundaries of an inner city shanty town. But now there is nothing he won’t be able to one day know.
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