[IAEP] OLPC: "Refocusing on our mission"

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 18:35:10 EST 2009


It's always hard to hear these announcements.

What i can do on my part (and also i guess i can speak for all my other
companions in Colombia), is keep on working voluntarily for OLPC and Sugar
Labs, and try to find ways to grow together..to make things sustainable.

OLPC has been like a home and a school to me, it's sad that they are facing
bad times, but they can count on me always to do whatever i can do to help.

Sugar labs it's now the place of my heart..Sugar it's conceptually  what
I've been looking for a project, and obviously I'm devoting a lot of time to
it, to help in make the concept reality because i see every day the need for
tools and oportunities to enhance education.

Sometimes i get very sad seeing kids having poor or not  education at all,
and i wish they could have the oportunities that i've got to know and to
understand the power of colaboration and free and open knowledge, because
they are the ones that will be in charge in the future.

In conclusion we have to keep on working more and more, because entire
generations of children are in need of learning fundamentals to do a real
change in this already damaged world, and i guess the world cannot afford to
have more wasted generations.

Just crazy thoughts..

Rafael Ortiz

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> > http://blog.laptop.org/2009/01/07/refocusing-on-our-mission/
> >
> > Frankly speaking I'm currently not quite sure what to make of this
> > announcement except for the realization that Sugar Labs and the larger
> > Sugar community are now officially on their own when it comes to making
> > Sugar the best learning platform there is!
> >
> > What are your thoughts on these developments?
> >
> I would like to offer a _heart_felt_ thanks to everyone at One Laptop
> Per Child who has made Sugar and the XO the products that they are
> today.
> You still are at the forefront of a revolution in learning such as the
> world has not seen since the invention of the printing press.
> But, this revolution, as with all revolutions, is hard to plan;  there
> are no maps, there is no rule book, there is no gray bearded sage to
> guide your way.
> Thank You
> David Farning
> Sugar Labs
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