Saturday, January 10, 2009

BBC NEWS | Education | Pupils conquer fear of computers

BBC NEWS | Education | Pupils conquer fear of computers

Kamal Prasad Sharma, aged 12, a student at Saraswati Secondary School in a small village not far from Kathmandu, was afraid when he saw a computer for the first time.

He didn't dare enter the room, thinking the computer would harm him.

"I was really scared when I saw the computer," he says.

"I didn't go near it. I was worried it might explode and kill me.

"It was only when the teacher called me saying it was harmless that I went into the room, but I still hesitated."

Things have changed now, he adds.

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