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Urgent Appeal for Underprivileged Children's Internet Education.

Added: (Sun Dec 16 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - While there are lots of easy tools around for people to create their own web
sites, there's nothing as easy and simple as you need to teach children about
the wonder of creating their own first site and showing it to the world.

Now, a team of programmers hope to be able to do just that. Formerly based at
Manchester University, they want to offer their skills to a volunteer group who
aim to teach children all about the net and its technologies, opening their eyes
and imaginations to the wider world.

The group believe that by giving children access to a simple tool they can show
youngsters how easy it is then lead them into understanding all the mechanics
that go on in the net. They were working with one major software company for
six months to produce an application suitable for children, but were let down at
the last minute.

Fortunately, the Manchester Uni. team had already created a simple
tool that can be modified for the children. However, without the funding they
won't be able to complete it on time for its release in January.

Now public are being invited to help. The team have worked alongside a
multimedia production company who have just completed an exciting
short comedy film to show off their film production talents. The short - "The
White Van" - tells the life and times of White Van Man and the media company are
willing to donate proceeds from the sale of the film to help the programmers
complete their work.

The deadline is tight as the team need to complete the work in the New Year if
it is
to be distributed to schools; but if you, or anyone you know, want to enjoy an
exclusive short comedy film and help children's' education of the net
along the way then visit their web pages at:
for further details.


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