Neha came with me to the school this morning, because she’s interested in helping out and perhaps teaching, if she doesn’t get an appointment at another school. Three additional students showed up for a total of eight, so we went through all of the hardware basics again, as well as some desktop and Windows vocabulary. We also covered all of the keys on a keyboard, and how to use the mouse.

I’m trying to figure out how much English these kids understand, because they’re having trouble reading, understanding, and then appropriately responding to simple dialog boxes (of the “do you want to save this file?” variety). I haven’t decided whether this is due to impatience/inattention or an actual inability to read English.

Most of these students have experience with computers, and some of them even have one at home. We’re planning to start a second batch of students who haven’t had the chance to use a computer in the past.