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== News ==
[[Image:Annan-sachs-bonsaaso.jpeg|thumb|left|Annan and Jeff Sachs visiting with students at the school]]
''January 2010'': Kofi Annan visits the XO school in the [http://www.millenniumvillages.org/aboutmv/mv_bonsaaso.htm Bonsaaso Millennium Village] in Ghana.
== Large-Scale Deployment ==
Ghana has signed an agreement with OLPC to purchase 10,000 XOs, scheduled for delivery in 2009. This is following an initial pilot of 100 laptops (more info below). The initiative to develop the capacity of Ghanaian youth is a primary concern to the President of Ghana. Ghana’s 2007 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana (Page 299, Paragraph 1310), indicates that Government will enhance the usage of computers in schools. The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports collaborating with Ministry of Communication has been tasked to oversee the implementation of this program.
The ''Baah-Wiredu Laptop per Child Foundation'' (named for the late finance minister who championed OLPC) is coordinating the deployment. The Foundation was given a mandate by outgoing President Kufuor to find funding for a million XOs in 2009. The Foundation and core team members are now preparing for the arrival of the machines.
=== First Phase Launch Schools ===
We have two pilot in Ghana, of about 40 laptops each. One in the capitol city of Accra, in a public school 4th grade classroom. This deployment has a server but no internet access. The other is in a rural village, Bonsaso, which by the way has no electricity (in the village, not just the school). For that deployment, individual solar panels were given to the students. At this writing, the rural deployment does not yet have a server or internet - we are waiting for a low-power server to be shipped.
== Next in line for deployment ==
The town of Bonsaaso, one of the [[Millennium Villages]].--[[User:SvenAERTS|SvenAERTS]] 02:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
=== Gallery ===
=== December Ghana Planning Workshop, 2008 ===
'''''For the week of December 14, 2008 the Ghanaian core team visited OLPC headquarters in Cambridge, MA to plan for the deployment of 10,000 XO laptops.'''''
Ms. Agatha Gaisie-Nketsiah and Mr. Maxwell Akornor presented on the Baah-Wiredu Laptop Foundation, named in honor of the late Minister of Finance & Economic Planning, the current state of education in Ghana and also experiences from the first phase launch.
;[[Media:BWL Foundation.ppt| The BWL Foundation (Microsoft-Powerpoint Presentation)]]
;[[Media:Experience of OLPC in Ghana.ppt|OLPC in Ghana (Microsoft-Powerpoint Presentation]]
OLPC employees who presented included:
: Richard Smith, ''Director of Embedded Engineering'': [[Media:Laptop Power.ppt| Laptop Power]]
: Robert Fadel, ''Vice President of International Operations'': [[Media:Current Intiatives.pdf| Current Initiatives]]
: Ed McNeirney, ''Vice President of Software Development'': [[Media:Software Presentation 121608-1-.ppt| Software]]
: Reuben Caron, ''Country Techincal Support Engineer'': [[Media:CountryTechnicalSupportRev2-1-.ppt| Country Technical Support]]
: John Watlington, ''Vice President of Hardware Advancement'': [[Media:Laptop Hardware Sep2008-1-.ppt| Hardware]]
=== Smaller Independent Deployments ===
Here are some smaller independent deployments by other organizations, not part of the official OLPC larger scale government deployments.
* Accra ([[OLPCorps_Ashesi_University_Ghana.]])
* Agogo (outside of Kumasi) ([[University of Education, Winneba - Kumasi]])
* Axim (WHH Children's Home) (Ghana Together, http://ghanatogether.org [[Donate_Your_Get_One#Ghana.2C_West_Africa|Donate XOs]])
* Volta Region (Southeast corner) ([[OLPCorps_Dickinson_Ghana]])
* Eastern Region (north of Accra) ([[OLPCorps_CUNY_Baruch_Ghana]])
=== Reports/Papers ===
;The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project and Its Applicability to Ghana [http://www.ashesi.edu.gh/RESEARCH/RESEARCH/BUCHELE/Buchele_ICAST_OLPC.pdf Report]
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