[IAEP] [Grassroots-l] OLPC / Sugar community in China?

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Aug 6 04:57:58 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:51, Bastien<bastienguerry at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Christoph,
> Christoph Derndorfer <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
>> I was wondering whether anyone happens to know of any OLPC / Sugar
>> community activity happening in China?
> I was in China last month and I did a presentation about Sugar (and
> other stuff) to the Beijing Linux User Group:
>  http://www.slideshare.net/bzg/the-ict-for-education-revolution-hasnt-happened-yet
> There I met people working on the Gdium, mainly trying to use it as a
> tool for education in remote areas.  They are not using Sugar, they are
> using mandriva and a selected set of educational applications, but they
> are interested in trying Sugar.  OLPC France plans to continue to work
> on the Sugar-for-Gdium issue, and perhaps they'll try Sugar in remote
> chinese areas one day.
> I also met people from the Beijing Normal University, a university to
> train teachers' trainers.  I presented Sugar to them, and they were very
> interested.  I gave them 2 USB keys with Soas v1, I hope this will start
> a discussion and maybe some deeper testing in some primary schools. BNU
> is also running a nice community here: http://sociallearnlab.org, this
> can be a place where to let teachers know about Sugar.
>> Doing a quick Google search revealed that a small deployment by
>> OLPC.Asia was recently started in Sichuan
>> (http://www.olpc.asia/en/2009/06/first-olpc-deployment-in-sichuan-china.html)
>> but other than that I'm not really aware of any activities in the country.
> I didn't know about this, but I will forward this to the people I know
> in China, thanks!
>> Any pointers and help are much appreciated!

Awesome news!

SJ, can we have the OLPC Asia blog in the planet?


Thanks all,


> HTH,
> --
>  Bastien
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