VOF Week 3: The Era of Communication
As I’ve told in previous stories of my life, I am from the lower class and live in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
There exists internet cafes a ways from my house and I am in the process of learning how to be literate on the computer.
To be more literate on the computer, I must first find a way to get more access to a computer, in this era of communication in which we live. I need to find a way to make a proposal for a donated computer because here in the community I live in I remain fearful of walking to internet cafes because of the heightened gunfire battles we are currently suffering in the drug trafficking war.
When I write for World Pulse I use the internet at work and ask someone to type for me and then my daughter sends it from her email.
One day I imagine having a beautiful house, not a mansion, but a simple, small house that is in a more secure area. I imagine doing the necessary things inside my house to have a computer so I can frequently communicate and make these travels through the internet. I love being in contact with World Pulse although I am dependent on people to help me use the internet to stay in contact.
It makes me feel very grateful to all of the people who are willing to help me overcome this barrier so that I do not lose this chapter in history in which I love participating in.