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INSTRUCTIONS: Copy this entire Project Proposal Form into the text of an email, then complete all 8 fields. Be concise!

Photos welcome, but no Microsoft Word or PDF documents please. Include your project title, and any countries connected to your project, in the subject line of your email.

Email to: contributors @ unleashkids.org


1. Project Title & Shipment Detail

Name of Project: (WEB-PUBLISHED)
Shipping Address You've Verified:
  • IS FEDEX AND DHL SHIPPABLE (NO POST OFFICE BOXES)
  • INCLUDES A PHONE NUMBER
  • CONTAINS TEAM LEADER'S LEGAL NAME
  • US ADDRESS REQUESTED, OLPC CANNOT GUARANTY INTL SHIPPING
Number of Laptops (or other hardware) You Request to Borrow:
Loan Length—How Many Months:


2. Team Participants

Name(s) & Contact Info: (include all email addresses & phone numbers)
Teams of more than 1 person are not required, but favored!
Employer and/or School:
Past Experience/Qualifications:


3. Objectives

Project Objectives: (WEB-PUBLISHED)
Concrete proposals with defined, measurable outcomes are much more likely to result in a laptop than "it would be cool to play with these and demo them".


4. Plan of Action

Plan and Procedure for Achieving the Stated Objectives:


5. Needs

Why is this project needed?
Locally?
In the greater OLPC/Sugar community?
Outside the community?
Why can't this project be done in emulation using non-XO machines?
Why are you requesting the number of machines you are asking for?
Will you consider (1) salvaged/rebuilt or (2) damaged XO Laptops?


6. Sharing Deliverables

Project URL—where you'll Blog specific ongoing progress:
Please web-publish this entire completed proposal, removing any sections affecting your personal privacy. Ask if you want help -- communicating with our OLPC/Sugar global community is core!
How will you convey tentative ideas & results back to the OLPC/Sugar community, prior to completion?
How will the final fruits of your labor be distributed to children or community members worldwide?
Will your work have any possible application or use outside our community?
If yes, how will these people be reached?
Have you investigated working with nearby XO Lending Libraries or Project Groups?


7. Quality/Mentoring

Would your Project benefit from Support, Documentation and/or Testing people?
Teachers' input into Usability?
How will you promote your work?
Can we help you with an experienced mentor from the OLPC/Sugar community? (WEB-PUBLISHED)
If YES: specify the kind of Ongoing Mentoring that will benefit you most.
If NO: specify who will help you share your progress, creations & results.


8. Timeline (Start to Finish)

Please include a Proposed timeline for your Project life-cycle: (this can be in the form of Month 1, Month 2, etc rather than specific dates)
Include a couple milestones, even if tentative.
Specify how you prefer to communicate your ongoing progress and obstacles!
[ ] I agree to pass on the laptop(s) to a local OLPC group or other interested contributors in case I do not have need for the laptop(s) anymore or in case my project progress stalls.
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