If it weren’t for digital technology …

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At Technology Partnership’s fundraiser last year, we asked our guests to think about the role of digital technology in their lives and reflect on how it has impacted them. We provided the prompt, “If it weren’t for digital technology, I would …”, and received some intriguing answers.

The majority of respondents said they appreciate digital technology because it allows them to stay in touch with friends and family far away and stay current on world news, sports and weather. One guest even said that without digital technology, she wouldn’t have met the love of her life, and another commented that he’d be broke without it!

Some of our guests were teachers who said digital technology has allowed them to share the world with their students and enrich their learning experiences – exactly what Technology Partnership aims to assist.

Still, digital technology hasn’t uniformly enhanced our daily lives. A few people said they would sleep better, be more sane or see friends more often without it.

As Technology Partnership grows the technology infrastructure of Meru, Kenya, we are working to create new avenues for expression and access to greater economic and personal opportunities for our teachers and students. If it weren’t for digital technology, many of the people we work with would still be hand writing every lesson, looking up outdated facts in old textbooks and getting left further behind the global economy.

What role does digital technology play in your life? Where would you be without it? Leave a comment and let us know.