OLPC Mozambique

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OLPC in Mozambique

This page is dedicated to those interested in XO machines in Mozambique. While there are currently no national-level deployments in place, 200 machines were delivered there by Rachel Kropa thanks to a donation from CAA. (some photos from her trip)

A few other machines have been sent to the country by other interested parties, including Jennifer DB (below) and there are groups interested in smaller pilot studies of the computers. Anyone interested in these studies, the country itself and relevant issues, or new ideas is welcome to submit their thoughts to this page.


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Location

Mozambique is located on the eastern side of the southern part of Africa. While Portuguese is the official language, English is often used in schools, and several other languages are spoken as first languages in different regions.


Projects

Health Education Intervention

A health education activity was designed for a pilot study in rural Zambezia, in northern Mozambique. This intervention was to put health education information on the laptop in an engaging manner, specifically related to HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases. The program was evaluated on its own and in conjunction with teacher training on the program. For program reports, see Jumpbean.


Pre-installed Activities

  • Chat
  • Browse
  • Write
  • Record
  • Paint
  • Tam-tam
  • Etoys
  • Turteart
  • Pippy
  • Calculate
  • Measure
  • Memorize
  • NewsReader
  • Terminal
  • Log viewer
  • Analyze
  • Acoustic Tape Measure


Future Deployments

Mozambique's current status is orange: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Status_by_Country

contact: jumpbean@alum.mit.edu or feel free to leave a message on my page Jumpbean.


Primary Language Portuguesewarning.png"Portuguese" is not in the list of possible values (Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Dari, English, French, Hindi, Khmer, Kreyol, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish, Tamil, Thai) for this property.
Number of Laptops 200
Keyboard Layout OLPC Portuguese Keyboard
Build 8.1.0 (703)
Date(s) Arrived in Country July 25 2008
School Server
Pilot Status warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Facts about OLPC MozambiqueRDF feed
Has received laptops on date July 25 2008  +
Keyboard OLPC Portuguese Keyboard  +
Language spoken warning.png"Portuguese" is not in the list of possible values (Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Dari, English, French, Hindi, Khmer, Kreyol, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish, Tamil, Thai) for this property.
Number of manufactured laptops 200  +
Pilot status warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Software release 8.1.0 (703)  +
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