PoissonPilote writes: We've all heard, at this point, of the amazing story of that teenager from Malawi who, with a textbook, his wits and will, managed to bring electricity to his village. That shows us how much can be done in 3rd world countries without waiting for the help of massive corporations, foundations, organizations, etc. that claim they want to help, have an enormous funding, and yet do not make much happen.
Are there initiatives that allow engineers/scientists/students/etc. do go in a 3rd world country for a couple of months, and teach people there rudimentary engineering and scientific skills so they can enhance their conditions of living? Would you be interested in taking part in such a program?