[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] From OLPC XO To Positivo: Rwanda Sets The Bar Higher
walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 09:57:41 EST 2019
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:38 AM Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> The current school year in Rwanda is just ending and the new year starts
> January 6. The Positivos have been distributed to GS (Groupe Scolaire)
> schools which are public with grades from entry to S3 (9th grade).
> The ICT Curriculum is based on Windows - with some planned expansion to
> include mobile techniques. The Positivos are distributed with Windows 10
> installed. Neither the Positivos or XOs currently include touch screen
> Note: as far as I know, Rwanda is the largest still active XO
> deployment. The need is to find a bridge between the student's three
> years of primary school XO experience and their further ICT
> instruction.The Positivo hard drive is large enough to support an
> Ubuntu/Sugar install alongside.. Some teachers are making this install
> on their own initiative. The article hints that Rwanda may take official
> advantage of this opportunity.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support this effort.
> I am currently in Rwanda working with Care 4 Kids, a German philanthropy
> supporting the use of the XO. Care 4 Kids provides interns - local A
> Level graduates in ICT to selected schools. In 2019 these interns
> supported five GS schools in Kigali province (XO ICT enrollment in the
> thousands). In 2020, there will be five two-person teams of interns.
> Four teams supporting a school in one of the provinces and working with
> teachers from five surrounding schools. The Kigali team will continue to
> support the five 2019 schools. Their support provided in the native
> language has proven effective and popular.
Is there a translation team we could tap into?
As far as bridging the two worlds, some of our apps could be gateways, such
as Music Blocks, which run just as well in Windows as Sugar.
> On 25/11/2019 01:56, James Cameron wrote:
> > Thanks Samson.
> > For Sugar Labs, the most important part is "the machines will have the
> > same modules (interface) for children lesson," so there's an
> > opportunity for Sugar Labs to remain involved.
> > I don't know what operating system REB are using, but OLPC OS 18.04.0
> > based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 and Sugar will likely work straight away on
> > PC-compatible laptops, and can be customised and rebuilt. Our OLPC
> > servers do see update requests from countries were we have not
> > distributed our PC-compatible laptops, which is cool.
> > On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 12:17:21PM +0100, Samson Goddy wrote:
> >> Hello everyone,
> >> I saw this article online, and I thought it should be an interesting
> >> https://ktpress.rw/2019/11/
> >> from-olpc-xo-to-positivo-rwanda-sets-the-bar-higher/
> >> Regards
> >> --
> >> Samson Goddy
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> >> Email: samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
> >> samsongoddy at gmail.com
> >> Website: https://samsongoddy.me/
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> >> 
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