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Guinea


 Country Information
 ISO Country Code GN
 Wikipedia Article of Guinea Wikipedia Link
 Government Support Sponsored Trials
 Deployment None
 Languages
 Keyboard Layout Frenglish Layout
 Written French (fr)
 Spoken French (fr)
 Secondary Written English (en)
 Secondary Spoken French (fr)


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.

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 ISO standard short names of countries:

  1. The Republic of Guinea or Guinea=ISO standard short name
  2. The Republic of Guinea-Bissau or Guinea-Bissau=ISO standard short name
  3. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea or Equatorial Guinea=ISO standard short name
  4. 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

  1. Guinea
  2. OLPC Guinea
  3. Guinea Looking Backward to what has been done
  4. OLPC Guinea Looking Backward to what has been done
  5. Brainstorming how to get the Guinea Gvt interested in OLPC
  6. OLPC Brainstorming how to get the Guinea Gvt interested in OLPC
  7. Guinea Stages and Budget
  8. OLPC Guinea Stages and Budget
  9. Guinea Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase
  10. OLPC Guinea Budget for a Feasibility Study
  11. FAQ Guinea
  12. Who's Who OLPC-Guinea
  13. Who's Who OLPC-Guinea
  14. Guinea Meetings
  15. OLPC Africa
  16. OLPC Afrique
  17. Deployment Guide

Primary Language French
Number of Laptops 0
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Build Candidate
Date(s) Arrived in Country
School Server none
Deployment Status A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here and proposed 2012.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project to the new - November 2010 - first elected government after over 50 years of dictatorship, which is calling upon their team to help make good use of the couple of millions received from the international community. We met several ministers, including the prime minister. The minister of Education claimed he knows the project and saw the project during a state visit to another country, but the laptops were blue and he will receive them for free. We told him the laptops must have been from another project. We indicated potential resources and grant lines to obtain the XO's, but he insisted he would get the blue computers for free. We left it at that and went to the prime minister. 9 Months later, no blue computers have been received.
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Deployment status A team coached A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here and proposed 2012.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project to the new - November 2010 - first elected government after over 50 years of dictatorship, which is calling upon their team to help make good use of the couple of millions received from the international community. We met several ministers, including the prime minister. The minister of Education claimed he knows the project and saw the project during a state visit to another country, but the laptops were blue and he will receive them for free. We told him the laptops must have been from another project. We indicated potential resources and grant lines to obtain the XO's, but he insisted he would get the blue computers for free. We left it at that and went to the prime minister. 9 Months later, no blue computers have been received. ter, no blue computers have been received.
Keyboard warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Language spoken French  +
Number of manufactured laptops 0  +
School server status none  +
Software release Candidate  +
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