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Our teammate Brendan explains that “in poor or isolated places, many people do not have their own personal computer or Internet connection; so they need somewhere that they can use computers for research, communication, or printing.” In his words, “Learning centers are community connectivity centers where people can come use computers and/or the Internet.”
Regina Manley and Laura Macias conducted an Oral Strategies Workshop in the Costa Rican jungle town of Laurel, Costa Rica. The Latino church in Laurel hosted the indigenous attendees, many of whom traveled long distances on foot to participate.
The local church leaders display extraordinary commitment to the ministry. They also demonstrate surprisingly clever use of the limited technology available.
Regina reports that...
Regina Manley and Laura Macias left Friday, 30 September for Costa Rica, Central America. At a jungle camp 3 & 1/2 hours south of San Jose, they will conduct an Oral Strategies Workshop using the STS (Simply The Story) method. Their target audience draws primarily from church leaders representing three indigenous people groups: Cabécar, Bribri, and Ngabere.
At one of the evening board meetings with MAFLT partner ProMETA, Judy Musselman gave Mauricio a box of Spanish versions of the Bible in cassette format, some cassette players and some cranks to power the players in places with no electricity nor available batteries.