Everything started on twitter. Wendy Lee sent me a request, and I really liked her blog. It mixes personal quest and Peace Corps engagement story. She shares her views with us on social media, people and Cameroon.
- Hi ! Who are you and what are you doing online ?
- How come you’ve started blogging here http://roundtwocameroon.
- What really changed thanks to social media ?
- If you could achieve an incredible project thanks to social web, what would it be ?
I am currently working on a library project in Cameroon. What began as my desire to fill books for a library at the local 4-room primary school by my house has extended to a large project thanks to the social web. The network of information put me in contact with Books For Africa who will supply a 40-foot container of 22,000 books. With that information, I have extended the project to include other volunteers and hopefully to benefit 22 school across 3 provinces here in Cameroon. We aim to provide library management training for the schools and fill their libraries with books! The project has expanded beyond my wildest dreams and is still growing. I hope to continue seeking supporters via the social web to ensure this project come to successful completion before my departure in July 2010.