|2007 status: red|
|Estado actual: rojo|
OLPC Paraguay Tiene su propio wiki.
- OLPC Paraguay has its own Paraguay wiki (in Spanish). Most information is kept there. This page is a summary in English.
 Recent updates
- The handout of XOs in Caacupe was flawless, now we are working with the technical support CATS of Paraguay Educa, solving all types of issues. Visit our on line photo gallery: 
- 21/06/2009: Daniel Drake publishes a report from his experiences as a ParaguayEduca volunteer
- 20/04/2009: Laptop handout commences in Caacupé
- 09/02/2009: 2nd phase of teacher training begins in Caacupé
- 22/10/2009: 3rd phase of teacher training ended in Caacupé during October
- 30/10/2009: NGO Paraguay Educa signed a working agreement with the Itaipu hydroelectric, with this, in 2010, we will reach 9,000 beneficiaries from 33 public schools.
 The team
ParaguayEduca is an NGO founded specifically for the purposes of implementing OLPC in Paraguay. It is composed of technical, pedagogical and organisational staff. The office is located in Asunción, Paraguay.
The team has good contact with government and media.
The long term goals are to work with the government on a countrywide deployment. Currently, we are working in Caacupe with 4,000 XO computers from the "One Laptop Per Child" foundation, benefiting 10 public schools. In 2010, we will reach 9,000 beneficiaries from 33 public schools, making Caacupé the first Digital City in Paraguay.
SWIFT has donated laptops for 3500 children and 150 teachers in 10 schools in Caacupé. Thanks to partnerships with the government and telecommunications companies, internet and electrical infrastructure has been installed in all 10 schools. Some schools painted their classrooms in green and also painted the XO logo outside the classroom walls. You can see pictures in our photo gallery 
The teachers are attending a total of 4 weeks of teacher training (during their vacations!!) before the laptops are being given to children.
Now the teachers are already working with the children and their XOs.
 Technical details
The XOs are running OLPC OS 8.2.1 with some Paraguayan customizations:
- /boot/olpc_build version tag customised to include "Paraguay" and a Paraguay-specific release number
- initramfs modification to retrieve activation leases over infrastructure networks from the school server
- initramfs modification to speedup shutdown by 15 seconds
- Browse homepage customized (Spanish language, more kid-friendly, near-final screenshot)
- Add gcompris to favourite activities by default
- Disable first-boot "You should update your activities" message which is unintuitive for young, first-time users
- Restore sound state to factory settings every boot, working around a somewhat-unknown bug where sound will often stop working until a reflash
- Make the "Discard network history" button also unregister from the XS, just incase we need to do this again in future
- Add some scripts for easy full journal restore
- Reduce the number of internet-bound requests that the activity updater has to make
- Implement client-side lease update from Theft deterrence protocol to allow for automatic, internet-based lease updates
- Work around a dbus bug causing frequent connectivity failures
We are running XS-0.5.1 at each school.
Network infrastructure is primarily access points with an ethernet backbone to the school server. WDS and wireless bridges are used in some situations. Internet connectivity comes in through WiMaX.
|Number of Laptops||4000|
|Keyboard Layout||OLPC Spanish Keyboard|
|Date(s) Arrived in Country|
|Deployment Status||Teacher training wrapping up. Plan to deploy 4K XOs in schools in Q1 2009.|