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- 2' video - OLPC Intro part 1
- 2' video - OLPC Intro part 2
- 7' video: Prof. Nicolas NEGROPONTE: The impact of an OLPC deployment on teachers, parents, kids, society.
- 10' video: Transformando! Documentary on a Transforming Social Innovation Project with as ingredients: the energy of kids and their transformational power in families an societies, some top social workers, the solar powered OLPC XO. Watch and be amazed ...
The aim of this educational project is on one hand to bring Universal Primary Education by 2015 as - anno year 2000 initiated - United Nations Millennium Development Goal nr.2. On the other hand, OLPC's mission is to manage the open hard and software project, to bring forward the best possible laptop combination for education: the XO-XServer combination. For this and above approach, - and also a lot of lobbying by the right persons on the right places and time - the United Nations is a Partner in this Open Community project! It is the largest educational project undertaken by Humanity ever, and deemed by many as one of the most inspiring projects out there. Things are moving very fast indeed: 2008 saw the first 3 countries with full coverage, i.e. with all kids age 5 to 12 equipped with these smallest schools in a box-laptops and Australia is now following at fast pace too, over 86.000 eBooks available, all education disciplines covered, etc. etc..
Beaucoup d'inhabitants cherchent fortune ailleurs. Therefore there is a very very large diaspora. We hope that this diaspora will work their way to these pages, set-up, link-up their projects with OLPC, coordinate projects and that they can inspire many in their host countries to come along. It is so difficult in these host countries to develop additional value and hence make money. In many regions in the home country however it is so easy as everything is to be developed.
Also the societies from the host countries will benefit from the Burundi diaspora who has one leg in the host country and another still in their countries of origin. Maybe it will start by developing leadership for OLPC, but soon it will be accompanied by exporting technologies, know-how and experience from the host countries along Agenda 21, the MDG's and together you will be able to accelerate bringing the level of quality of life in Burundi to a level that will inspire others, existing generations and generations to come.
Please feel free to create links, (sub-)categories or list or start collaborating, teaming up and expanding our and your projects, existing and new ones in one of these (sub-)categories.
Burundi is one of the 18 partner countries of Belgian governmental cooperation were selected on the basis of their degree of poverty, aspects of good governance and Belgium’s potential for providing meaningful support. The precise criteria for selecting countries are set out in the law on international cooperation, which limits the maximum number of recipients to 18 partner countries. More: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/policy/development_cooperation/countries/partner_countries/
Burundi is a Least Developing Country as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_developed_country
Ecole Internationale Bujumbura (EIB), Bujumbura, Burundi
Ecole Internationale Bujumbura (EIB) is located in the capital of Burundi and consists of some 1200 students ranging in age 5-18. The school has consistently been ranked as one of the top performing/highest achieving schools in the nation and acted as a refuge for children during the decade long war. Currently, the school is without a single computer that is accessible to the student body. Computer access in Bujumbura as a whole is very limited and with Burundi’s recent induction into the Africa Union, English and the expanse of technology skills have been in high demand. The school’s goal is to create a high-tech and functioning computer lab, which will be accessible by both the students and the surrounding community to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to compete and succeed in an ever-growing computer based global economy, workforce, and education system. The school is also active and willing to work with the surrounding community, schools, and orphanages to allow for equal and necessary access to computers and personal/intellectual/social growth. I (Tyler, an English teacher at EIB and a recent college graduate) will personally be able to help in the process of organizing, teaching and working with the surrounding community. Accommodations can be arranged. The school and I are open for all suggestions and possibilities in terms of distributing and conducting the education process and sustainability of the venture. If interested and/or for further information please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Burundi is a French and Kirundi speaking country. Fluency in one or both is beneficial but not necessary. Many of the students, teachers, and members of the surrounding community are competent in English.
Suggested Links and categories
- OLPC Burundi
- Burundi Looking Backward to what has been done
- Brainstorming how to get the Burundi Gvt interested in OLPC
- What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment
- Stages and Budget
- Burundi Stages and Budget
- Burundi Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase
- FAQ Burundi
- Who's Who OLPC-Burundi
- Burundi Meetings
- OLPC Africa
- OLPC Afrique
- Deployment Guide
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