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Siliconeer: December 2004
Gadgil and the other laureates — Dr. Kenneth Owens, Jr. and Paul Burgess of Humboldt State University, International Development Enterprises, Andrew Lieberman of Asociación Ajb'atz' Enlace Quiché and Rodrigo Baggio of the Committee for the Democratization of Information Technology — have been each awarded a cash prize and they are encouraged to reinvest their winnings in additional innovative programs that utilize technology to solve global challenges and improve the lives of people around the globe.
Annual Tech Museum Awards Honors Five Global Innovators with $250,000
Andrew Lieberman of Asociacion Ajb'atz' Enlace Quiche received the Microsoft Education Award for developing low-cost, bilingual, intercultural technology centers for indigenous Guatemalans.
The My Hero Project - Andrew E. Lieberman
On November 10, 2004, Andrew E. Lieberman and his organization, Asociacion Ajb'atz' Enlace Quiche, were honored at The Tech Museum Awards 2004 in San Jose, California, for their innovative work in overcoming barriers to education among the Mayan peoples in Guatemala.
ANDREW E. LIEBERMAN
Andrew Lieberman at the The Tech Museum Awards 2004
Andrew Lieberman, founder of Enlace Quiche, spoke to MY HERO at The Tech Museum Awards 2004 event about his organization's work in Guatemala:
The solution, Andrew
believes, lies in using information age technologies to preserve and strengthen Mayan cultures and foster locally-led development.
People have a right to their language and culture, and only if they are able to take technology and make it their own and see it as an opportunity for them to go back to what they believe, to go back to their culture, to go back to their roots and promote their language and culture through the Internet, then those are things that are going to build their self-esteem, their identity and their communities.
This is the key or prerequisite to any quality in the world, to any real kind of development that is going to be sustainable and really help the people.
acted on what he
believes and, along with his
organization, established a network of rural educational technology centers that empower indigenous teachers and students to encourage learning about their culture and language.
award-winning project helps Mayans "overcome multiple barriers, including poverty, lack of education, poor infrastructure and inadequate access.
The technology centers have proved to be self-sufficient, economically and technically.
has also successfully linked them to school currciula.
Andrew E. Lieberman
DOT COM Alliance: Guatemala - Transferring Enlace Quiché to NGO Status(dot-EDU)
Andrew Lieberman , Chief of Party-Enlace Quiche
Enlace Quiche , Academy for Educational Development
The project director, Andy Lieberman, has undertaken significant steps toward informing the new ministry of past project and NGO successes regarding IT and education.
With time, the new NGO is gaining greater currency with donors as well as local and national education officials.
Update 2: (as of September 2004)
In this quarter, Enlace Quiché director Andy Lieberman was nominated for a Tech Museum Award based on his work with Enlace Quiché.
work to successfully transform Enlace Quiché
into a viable and influential NGO for technology, education, and cultural and linguistic preservation and support continues.
and Mr. Lieberman
signed a sub-contract extension to allow more activities to take place and more milestones to be achieved before the final case study is developed.
The My Hero Project - Global Kids Leaders
Andrew E. Lieberman works to preserve indigenous languages and cultures.