[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Trip Advisor grant statement of work

Nick Doiron ndoiron at mapmeld.com
Sat Feb 13 12:09:02 EST 2016

That's great news. Is this specifically for localizing Sugar OS and the
core activities, or can it be applied more generally to Haitian Creole
language resources for Sugar / Sugarizer ?
On Feb 13, 2016 8:38 AM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:

> Haitian was not mentioned specifically in the Trip Advisor grant, but we
> did allocate funds (still unspent AFAIK) for Haitian Creole. Love to invest
> in that effort if you can identify someone to do the work.
> regards.
> -walter
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Nick Doiron <ndoiron at mapmeld.com> wrote:
>> Hi Walter and SLOBs,
>> In 2013, I was asked to participate in a Haitian Creole translation
>> program with SugarLabs, TripAdvisor, and EducaVision. Predictably, there
>> was a trivial software issue and I never saw this work completed.
>> I did release a Sugar activity which is on "HaitiOS" laptops today, and a
>> static HTML+JS app which you can access here
>> https://github.com/mapmeld/diy-dictionary
>> I don't see Haiti mentioned in your TripAdvisor email.  I have friends
>> still working with Sugar in Haiti, so I'm curious, is money still allocated
>> for Haitian Creole? After 3 years, can another Creole translator be
>> selected? Thanks.
>> Regards,
>> Nick Doiron
>> On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I was asked to repost the statement of work from the Trip Advisor grant.
>>> Here it is:
>>> There are two specific goals for the Tripadvisor grant:
>>> (1) Broaden the reach of our indigenous language support. Currently we
>>> have language projects in ~150 languages (for example, we cover Aymara,
>>> Quechua, Gurani and other languages of the Andes region). But the problem
>>> is enormous: for example, in Nigeria, there are more than 300 languages
>>> spoken. We only have partial coverage in four of these languages. We need
>>> to push much harder on making Sugar be available in the local language of
>>> the learner; this requires both outreach and coordination that is above and
>>> beyond what we can support strictly through our volunteer efforts. So we
>>> are hoping to establish a seed fund to help with translation efforts:
>>> augmenting the efforts of our volunteers with some professional translation
>>> services in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia.
>>> (2) Support for a major new outreach initiative we are launching in
>>> October 2013. We are celebrating International Turtle Art Day (Turtle Art
>>> is a programming environment for children that is one of the cornerstone
>>> apps bundled with the Sugar platform.) We are trying to:
>>> * Promote the use of Turtle Art (We have three million users, but would
>>> like to double that number over the next three years);
>>> * Share and promote best practices (We want to ensure that our users are
>>> getting maximum value from their investment of time);
>>> * Celebrate projects for children and teachers (We want to bring
>>> children together to their local venues and connect them globally through a
>>> shared project site to their peers as a way of encouraging them to push
>>> themselves further -- creating a network effect around learning
>>> opportunities).
>>> Internationalization and localization are on-going efforts for us and
>>> areas we take quite seriously. As we expand to more regions, the need to
>>> develop and sustain local localization teams is paramount to reaching more
>>> children with our learning tools. We would use the Tripadvisor donation as
>>> the initial basis of a fund to help
>>> translation efforts both targeted opportunistically by Sugar Labs and on
>>> demand by our user community, with an emphasis on expanding our reach in
>>> Africa.
>>> Turtle Art Day is scheduled for October 2013. (We already have venues
>>> lined up in the United States, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Paraguay,
>>> Uruguay, Nigeria, India, and Australia). We hope that Turtle Art Day will
>>> be an annual event, celebrated simultaneously in 100s of venues. We are
>>> asking TAMG to be the inaugural event sponsor and to help us establish a
>>> framework by which it can be readily replicated in the coming years.
>>> The internationalization and localization work would be overseen by
>>> Chris Leonard, the Sugar Labs Internationalization Team leader. The
>>> management of the funds would be overseen by the executive director, Walter
>>> Bender, who also happens to be the lead developer of the Turtle Art
>>> program. Sugar Labs will provide Tripadvisor with detailed reports on all
>>> spending.
>>> regards.
>>> -walter
>>> --
>>> Walter Bender
>>> Sugar Labs
>>> http://www.sugarlabs.org
>>> <http://www.sugarlabs.org>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>>> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
>>> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org
> <http://www.sugarlabs.org>
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