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join us NOW reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community projects
over IRC Live Chat:† (2PM EDT Boston Time Today/Friday)<br>
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Then type at bottom:<br>
/join #olpc-meeting<br>
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AGENDA:<br>
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* New projects &amp; libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
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* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!<br>
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* Fast Review of the 2 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals --
please<br>
† join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these
proposals:<br>
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1. XO Technology to establish a Computer Center and teach IT skills -
Morocco / Cambridge, MA, USA<br>
††† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=49672">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=49672</a><br>
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[SPECIFIC SITE(S) NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF
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†† <br>
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†† Requests 8 XOs over 7 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
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†† 1. To introduce children to laptops and establish basic proficiency
in IT<br>
††††† skills<br>
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†† 2. Establish computer skills with teaching staff for the future<br>
††††† establishment of a computer center<br>
<br>
†† 3. Use xo software to teach the children about international
countries and<br>
††††† cultures using multimedia.<br>
<br>
†† 4. Establish an avenue for children to pursue personal interests
outside of<br>
††††† the classroom<br>
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†† 5. Habituate children to using the computer to completing classroom<br>
††††† assignments and personal projects by allowing them to sign out
laptops and<br>
††††† integrate them into their lives<br>
<br>
†† 6. Emphasize the importance of IT skills in future occupations<br>
<br>
†† 7. Use the xo laptop to enhance confidence in personal computing
abilities<br>
††††† for the students<br>
<br>
†† 8. Expose children to occupations that require computing skills and
motivate<br>
††††† them to broaden their career opportunities<br>
<br>
<br>
2. Kenya-improving school attendance and performance<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=49832">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=49832</a><a
 class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://blog.laptop.org"></a><br>
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[SPECIFIC SITE(S) NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF
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†† Requests 8-10 XO's over 1-2 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
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†† 1. Equip teachers and pupils with basic computer skills using the XO
laptop.<br>
†<br>
†† 2. Improve understanding and performance of science subjects.<br>
†<br>
†† 3. Actively engaging children in their learning process.<br>
†<br>
†† 4. Increase school attendance rate in rural schools.<br>
†<br>
†† 5. Introducing another medium of learning and communication using XO
laptop.<br>
<br>
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3. Project of Training and facilitaing Internet Access to Rural Kids in
DR CONGO<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=50007">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=50007</a><br>
††
[SPECIFIC SITE(S) NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF
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†† Requests 10 XO's over 12 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
†† Connect the rural area with the rest of the world with internet<br>
†† Train the kids the basics of computers in order to use it properly
and efficiently<br>
†† Offer a library to kids who donít have access to books<br>
†† Facilitate the kids research on the net<br>
†† Link the congolese kids with the others around the world (pen pal)<br>
†† Develop the thinkingís of kids from others experiences<br>
†† 30 kids will be trained per months and while the newcomers are
trained, the former will be surfing on the net<br>
<br>
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4. OLPC Philippines: Kindling Discoveries Pilot Program<br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=50453">http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=50453</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.ekindling.org">http://www.ekindling.org</a><br>
†† <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Project/ekindling">http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Project/ekindling</a><br>
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†† Requests 11 XO's over 48 months<br>
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†† Project Objectives:<br>
<br>
†† 1. Successfully design and deploy a scalable and sustainable,
research-based pilot program in an elementary public school with an
inaugural class of 35 students.<br>
†† 2. Use good and best practices from initial pilot program to support
XO deployment programs throughout the Philippines.<br>
†† 3. Facilitate development of Philippine-centric content for XO
laptops with partner academic institutions and volunteer developers.<br>
†† 4. Grow community of different stakeholders/supporters ranging from
educators, academic institutions, developers, business leaders,
philanthropist, etc. that can support future deployment and content
development.<br>
†† 5. Share best deployment practices and valuable content for the
benefit of the global OLPC community.<br>
†† 6. Contribute interactive ebooks and games made by children for
children, using Sugar and Etoys applications, to the OLPC community.<br>
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