1. SecurityOrb.com Interview Glenn Eccard from HFC


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    Hackers for Charity.org's Glenn Eccard speaks to Kellep Charles of SecurityOrb.com about their organization.

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    • Johnny Long's talk at DefCon 17


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      Johnny Long's presentation at DefCon 17 discusses his career as a professional hacker, life at the top, and the recent decision to abandon it all and start hackersforcharity.

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      • Hackers For Charity Classroom Project


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        We at Hackers for Charity http://hackersorcharity.org accept financial donations (or your old gear which we’ll sell) for use in computer classrooms in some of the world’s poorest countries. It may seem odd to deploy computer classrooms to areas where children often go without food, but these classrooms are part of a bigger initiative. AOET (the organization we focus on) supplies food, shelter, medical care, education and training to the world’s most vulnerable citizens. Even in the world’s most remote areas, computer skills (especially word processing) provide an extremely viable source of sustainable income. By providing relevant, marketable skills training, students are empowered, providing them with a bright future in which they can support themselves and their families without the need for charitable “handouts.” To that end, we are dedicated to building computer training centers in East Africa, under the supervision of AOET staff. So far, we have built three classrooms: two in Webuye, Kenya and one at the Rehaboth Primary School in the Bugembe district of Uganda.

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        • Johnny Long - Why Africa?


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          A quick video to describe how I got involved with my mission work in Africa. This is probably NSFW, especially if you work for the government, because I talk about GOD.

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          • HFC Christmas Chapati


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            From Joseph Twoil (AOET Kenya) describing the Food For Work program, and the impact it has been having on the lives of the people around Webuye, Kenya. Hackers For Charity is proud to have played a part in this amazing effort, in partnership with AOET Kenya. ------------------ "A ‘Gorogoro’ of corn for Christmas Since most of us have called off for the Christmas holiday, I think there can be a bit of time to read about Christmas in other places. This one is from Kenya. Specifically in Webuye, this is in Western Kenya. Today is 24th December 2008. Most of the people should be shopping for Christmas. When I was in Jinja, Uganda, I could see people shop for more than they can consume. People buy food, clothing, decorations, drinks, meat and vegetables. You may think Christmas is the last day they are having in life. This year we have been blessed to have our first Christmas in Webuye, Kenya. Strangely, people are not shopping, at least not so much. I walked through town and there were a few shops playing Bonny M’s popular Christmas songs. Our neighbourhood is made up of ‘No income earners’! These are families that live one day at a time. They usually buy dry corn in small quantities called ‘Gorogoro’. A Gorogoro is a used paint container which is about 2.5kg. A Gorogoro of corn costs about a dollar (KESh60) and costs about 1/3 of a dollar (KESh20) to have this quantity of corn milled. The corn is milled whole so that no part is wasted. It is also milled rough, so it can expand when it is added to hot water. This year, due to the post election violence and global food price rise, Kenya has had a double challenge. Many farmers did not plant and prices of fertilizers went up. The main food growing areas were greatly affected and not much food was grown. As early as August, immediately after their first and only harvest, many families were only having one meal a day. As time has been passing, many people like my ‘no income earner’ neighbours cannot afford to buy food every day since the prices have almost doubled. They live on one meal a day. So, enter Christmas!!!! I had the opportunity to get 100kg of Ugandan Sifted Grade 1 corn meal recently. My family has been longing for it for the last nine months. Our first meal became a village party, with the friends wondering if the meal was made out of corn. We shared sparingly with each family taking 1kg home. We noticed people were not amused at all. The reason: so how about Christmas? What will we feed on? Action For Empowerment Kenya, the organization I work with, has a feeding program called Food for Work. We have over 130 families that receive food rations on a monthly basis on condition that they do some work in return. The work is to help them. At the close of the offices, we had some corn and cooking fat that remained. We decided to share it with some other families as a one time offer. 24th December, 2008 we invited 30 families to give them this ration. This is the story: With about 600 kg of corn and 30kg of cooking fat, we have the 30 families invited. However, we did not anticipate the ‘no income earner’ neighbours. The 30 families are widows and single mothers who are taking care of at least 5 children each. They each get 16 kg of dry corn and 1 kg of fat. They start shedding tears, because they are overwhelmed with joy! Joy for dry corn on Christmas eve! I am a Ugandan but this is strange to me too! They cannot stop thanking us, “Asante sana!” “Mungu awabariki!” “Tumeshukuru” (Thank you so much. God bless you. We appreciate). Outside the fence are many more eyes sending messages … So we ask a few of them to get some corn. Stampede! Stampede for dry corn on Christmas eve! A Gorogoro of corn for Christmas! Wherever you are, as you celebrate this Christmas, remember the people of Kenya in prayers. Remember the widows, single mothers and orphans. Ask God to give them Jesus the Bread of life, because many will not have bread this Christmas, the Living water, because for those who will have corn meal, they need a good drink. JosephTwoli"

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            • Hackers For Charity "Food for Work" Program, 2008


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              This is footage from Webuye, Kenya showing the first phase of our "Food for Work" program. If you purchased a copy of the "No Tech Hacking" book, you helped fund this program. One hundred percent of the book's proceeds still fund this program. Each book sold feeds a child in East Africa for two weeks and provides them a vegetable garden that can last for years. See the Hackers for Charity web page (http://hackersforcharity.org) for more information.

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