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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.

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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: [1]
  • 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.

  1. Morgan Ames SF OLPC Summit Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiYQs-0teNI
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94zuBB5Nf4w&list=PL4OEMOc6385U9NTgA4J_exd-Ulw8iGOII Go to minute:seconds = 43:44
    1. With Summer University courses on
      1. programming Activities on Sugar
      2. OLPC Robotics: Robotic programming and robotic building

Caacupé

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 [2]

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:

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.


Primary Language Spanish
Number of Laptops 4000
Keyboard Layout OLPC Spanish Keyboard
Build 8.2.1
Date(s) Arrived in Country
School Server 0.5.1
Deployment Status Teacher training wrapping up. Plan to deploy 4K XOs in schools in Q1 2009.
Facts about OLPC ParaguayRDF feed
Deployment status Teacher training wrapping up. Plan to deploy 4K XOs in schools in Q1 2009.
Keyboard OLPC Spanish Keyboard  +
Language spoken Spanish  +
Number of manufactured laptops 4,000  +
School server status 0.5.1  +
Software release 8.2.1  +
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