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Wikipedia=Republic of Guinea|
Spoken=French (fr) The official language of Guinea is French. Other significant languages spoken are Maninka (Malinke), Susu, Pular (Fulfulde or Fulani), Kissi, Kpelle, and Loma.|
== Welkom-Bienvenue-Wilkommen-Welcome ==
... and thanks for visiting the pages for OLPC related matters in Guinea; the [[Republic of Guinea]]. OLPC is the One Laptop Per Child '''Universal Primary Education project''' and largest educational project undertaken by Humanity ever. Supported by United Nations, OLPC is '''an "Open Commmunity" project''', similar to the Wikipedia and Open Source Community projects, like Linux, OpenOffice, etc. and it is working along [[Agenda 21]] and [[Millennium Development Goal]] nr.2: Bringing Universal Primary Education. To edit text on this page or add pages, log in and and "edit page / save page" button will appear.
* 2' video - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw&NR=1 OLPC Intro part 1]
* 2' video - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMeX2D4AOjM&feature=related OLPC Intro part 2]
The aim of this educational project is to bring Universal Primary Education by 2015 as - anno year 2000 initiated - '''United Nations Millennium Development Goal nr.2'''. For this and above approach, - and also a lot of lobbying by the right persons on the right places and time - '''the United Nations is a Partner in this Open Community project'''! It is the largest educational project undertaken by Humanity ever... and deemed by many as one of the most inspiring projects out there ... and things are moving very fast indeed: over 86.000 [[eBooks]] available, all education disciplines covered, 2008 saw the first 3 developing countries with full coverage, i.e. with all kids age 5 to 12 equipped with these smallest schools in a box-laptops.
For newcomers:there are no less than 4 countries with the name Guinea in them, and they all have their french, spanish and portuguese equivalents and to make things even more complicated, there are official names and short names. Before you board an airplane or make any expenses, double check you're dealing with the right country and note that it is agreed at OLPC not to use the official names, yet the [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Country_name ISO standard short names of countries]:
# The [[Republic of Guinea]] or [[Guinea]]=ISO standard short name
# The [[Republic of Guinea-Bissau]] or [[Guinea-Bissau]]=ISO standard short name
# The [[Republic of Equatorial Guinea]] or [[Equatorial Guinea]]=ISO standard short name
# The [[Independent State of Papua New Guinea]] or [[Papua New Guinea]]=ISO standard short name
Guinea entered a new dawn end 2010 with the first democratic elections after some 50 years of dictatorship. Guinea therefore has a very very large diaspora. We hope that this Guinea diaspora will work their way to these pages, set-up, link-up their projects with OLPC, coordinate projects and that they can inspire many in their host countries to come along. It is so difficult in these host countries to develop additional value and hence make money. In Guinea however it is so easy as everything is to be developed.
Also the societies from the host countries will benefit from the Guinea diaspora who has one leg in the host country and another still in their countries of origin. Maybe it will start by developing leadership for OLPC, but soon it will be accompanied by exporting technologies, know-how and experience from the host countries along Agenda 21, the MDG's and together you will be able to accelerate bringing the level of quality of life in Guinea to a level that will inspire others, existing generations and generations to come.
Please feel free to create links, (sub-)categories or list or start collaborating, teaming up and expanding our and your projects, existing and new ones in one of these (sub-)categories.
'''Suggested Links and [[categories]]'''
#[[Guinea Looking Backward to what has been done]]
#[[OLPC Guinea Looking Backward to what has been done]]
#[[Brainstorming how to get the Guinea Gvt interested in OLPC]]
#[[OLPC Brainstorming how to get the Guinea Gvt interested in OLPC]]
#[[What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment]]
#[[Guinea Stages and Budget]]
#[[OLPC Guinea Stages and Budget]]
#[[Guinea Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase]]
#[[OLPC Guinea Budget for a Feasibility Study]]
#[[Who's Who OLPC-Guinea]]
#[[Who's Who OLPC-Guinea]]
# [[Guinea Meetings]]
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