OLPC Laos/Launch plan

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Laos is one of the poorest countries in Asia. It should be a challenge not to ignore the poorest of the poor. People in Laos don't have much money but, they still smile and have an open heart.


Contents

Launch date

Hopefully 1.5.2007 delivery starts

Tasks

olpc

  • Offer Hardware

Goverment

NGOs

Internet Community

Private Companies

Finance

Prerequisite

Lexicon

Wikipedia does not exists in the in Lao language or script. There are not many computers in this country. Wikipedia will not be a useable lexica in 2007 if it is only a volunteer work.

Salaries in Laos are low compared with European or American revenues. A local office should be opened. In this office translation work should be coordinated. Because of the low salaries in Laos translation costs will small.

Content

Most of the content has to be developed or adapted. There are regions without internet. Some content should be delivered with the hardware.

Reading Books

The average child does not have many books.

Geography

Schools don't have many maps

Biology

Mathematics

Local Geography

There are not many maps available.

Tribes

Audo of all languages spoken in Laos (there are many)

Agricultural Knowledge

Slash and burn makes lots of problems. Knowledge can help to keep nature. Landslides are already a big problem.

Software

The Software has to be translated.

  • Office,
  • Drawing (Inkscape)
  • Imagemanipulation (gimp)
  • Soundeditor
  • Browser (firefox)
  • eBook Reader
  • Mail Client
  • Messaging Client

Money

Hardware: 200 M$ (~2M Children)

Translation/Content: 5 M$

Infrastructure: 20 M$

See also

Electrification

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