Aug 23, 2004

Malappuram drops purdah to climb up the e-learning curve

Picked this up from Ray Schroeder's Online Learning Update:

Muslim-dominated Malappuram is high on population and low in literacy. Half
of it seems to live on Gulf remittances, the other half in poverty.... It is
this district that has lifted the purdah for its first steps up the e-learning
curve. About 560 e-centres dot the hills, with 4,000 PCs and scanners.
Malappuram lays claim to being the world’s first rural district to achieve 100
per cent household e-literacy (one computer-literate person per family).