Ownership of XO laptop technology
Our NGO contact in Mauritania has informed us that "child ownership" does not easily translate to Mauritanian culture. In Mauritania, child ownership is typically interpreted as family ownership and results in the family selling the child's privately owned goods, such as school books, to financially better the family. To stay in conjunction with OLPC ownership standards, my team and PCVs will organize community ceremonies in both Kiffa and Kankossa to increase awareness of OLPC and to communicate the ideal of XO child ownership. Ceremonies are a welcomed custom in Mauritania. We plan to provide food and beverages for mothers, daughters, and important members of each community. This ceremony would follow Mauritanian customs, while serving as a discursive space to discuss OLPC and XO child ownership.