[IAEP] olpc/sugar Map Jam: Philippines & eKindling! (9PM EST Sunday Mch 6)

Holt holt at laptop.org
Wed Mar 2 16:39:53 EST 2011

Organic community edutech growth is not a mere slogan in the 
Philippines, thanks to Ryan Letada (Exec Director of eKindling) bringing 
an exciting update for us this Sunday, explaining the exceptional 
progress this community organization is building out.  Remember: the 
Philippines practically invented the term "people power" in 1986, during 
the Marcos-to-Aquino nonviolent revolution -- exactly 25 years prior to 
the Arab World discovering the same:


Volunteers/projects globally will learn important insights from these 
devoted Filipinos' experiences -- and directly get involved if you too 
want to help them build civil society, starting right here:


Beyond eKindling's strongest volunteer successes you may already know about:


Not to give away Ryan's entire talk (and "Filipino Factoids" you will be 
asked to answer if you want to win a Red XO!) but going forward, 
eKindling is in fact looking at integrating mapping into its actual core 
curriculum, expanding upon the innovation in Uganda's 

/How refreshing that an entire country might take seriously the idea we 
"Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !" 
interweaving deep in-school learning across an entire country's cultural 

Please join us Sunday March 6th, 9PM EST on the usual number to find out 
more -- RSVP if possible!

     +1 866 213-2185    or    +1 609 454-9914
     Access Code: 1671650#

Live Chat Backchannel:

     (that's #olpc-help on irc.freenode.net)

Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !

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