I'm a student from Utah State University and I will be applying for the OLPCorps Africa grant for June - Aug 2009. I work as the Programs Associate for The UNGANA Foundation and my project XO Go extends Rwanda's deployment to rural orphans in Gisenyi. I would like to learn more about OLPC Rwanda's deployment specifics; namely XO content, deployment locations, local partners, etc. Can someone with OLPC Rwanda please contact me? Email works best: firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to post our project proposal on the OLPCorps Africa FAQ Wiki within the week.
--Ashleylinford 07:18, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
- Hello Ashley, Brian is a good person to contact about this; I've left him a note on his talk page. --Sj talk 22:51, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Current tech help in Rwanda?
I'm interested in Rwanda and might be able to offer some tech help through friends there. How can I get involved? Mariano 06:15, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
- I think that the OLPC Learning team is now based out of Rwanda. You might try reaching out to User:Julia via her talk page. cjl 14:34, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
This project started in 2008, we're now 2012 ... how and why on earth did it stall and nobody's writing about any progress here or using these pages to coordinate things?
thy--SvenAERTS 02:32, 27 February 2012 (UTC) "According to the 2010 revison of the World Population Prospects the total population was 10 624 000 in 2010, compared to only 2 072 000 in 1950. The proportion of children below the age of 15 in 2010 was 42.6%, ..." as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Rwanda#Population .
I start from the premises that the age frame for olpc is kids from 5 - 15. So that's about 1/3 of the 42.6% = 14,2% de 10 624 000 population totale = 1.508.608 étudiants qui ont besoin d'un XO. Le chiffre mentionné dans OLPC Rwanda et l'article http://www.newsofrwanda.com/featured1/24845/rwanda-saluted-for-developing-21st-century-learning-skills/ parlent de 2.5 million d'écoliers niveau primaire = 5-12 ans.
Ah Thx for updating. --SvenAERTS 11:06, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Bill Clinton foundation or Kagame ?
President Kagame was militarily trained in the USA. The Clinton's are very fond of him. I understood it was the Clinton foundation sponsoring all the XO's, isn't it? 210.000 XO-XServers and 2.5 million kids in primary school. Still a way to go. Is there still tribal separation, where only kids in villages that voted for Kagame would receive the XO's or what's the picture? Thy --SvenAERTS 11:06, 27 May 2013 (UTC)