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== Bienvenue-Welcome ==
... and thanks for visiting the pages for OLPC related matters in Morocco. This website is a collaborative website in which you can create a login and then edit and add the pages. This tool is made available by the One Laptop Per Child not for profit. 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 on one hand to bring Universal Primary Education by 2015 as - anno year 2000 initiated - '''United Nations [[Millennium Development Goal]] nr.2'''. On the other hand, OLPC's mission is to manage the open hard and software project, to bring forward the best possible laptop combination for education: the [[XO-XServer combination]]. 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. Things are moving very fast indeed: 2008 saw the first 3 countries with full coverage, i.e. with all kids age 5 to 12 equipped with these smallest schools in a box-laptops and [[Australia]] is now following at fast pace too, over 86.000 [[eBooks]] available, all education disciplines covered, etc. etc..
Beaucoup d'inhabitants cherchent fortune ailleurs. Therefore there is a very very large diaspora. We hope that this 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 many regions in the home country however it is so easy as everything is to be developed.
Also the societies from the host countries will benefit from the Morocco 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 Morocco 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.
Morocco is one of the 18 partner countries of Belgian governmental cooperation were selected on the basis of their degree of poverty, aspects of good governance and Belgium’s potential for providing meaningful support. The precise criteria for selecting countries are set out in the law on international cooperation, which limits the maximum number of recipients to 18 partner countries.
Morocco is a Least Developing Country as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_developed_country
As per wikipedia: "Morocco is ranked 130th in the Human Development Index (HDI).It has an adult literacy rate of 52 percent in 2004. Although education completion and enrollment rates have improved, the possibility of achieving the MDGs for Morocco is uncertain.". More: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education_in_Morocco
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'''Suggested Links and [[categories]]'''
#[[Morocco Looking Backward to what has been done]]
#[[Brainstorming how to get the Morocco Gvt interested in OLPC]]
#[[What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment]]
#[[Stages and Budget]]
#[[Morocco Stages and Budget]]
#[[Morocco Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase]]
#[[Who's Who OLPC-Morocco]]
## [[OBJECTIF BROUSSE Ecoles OLPC]]
== Team Morocco ==
We are a newly formed volunteer team with plans to prepare for laptops deployment, create connectivity and server infrastructure, and prepare teachers and students.
to contact us, please send a mail to :
OLPC Morocco team coordinator
== External Links ==
* [https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101111623033 Our Facebook group] <- doesn't work anymore --[[User:SvenAERTS|SvenAERTS]] 00:23, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
* [http://olpc-maroc.blogspot.com Our team blog]
[[Category:Least Developing Country]]
[[Category:Belgian Partner Country]]
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