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OLPC is working with UNRWA to deploy XOs in Gaza and the West Bank. See the Middle East overview for details.

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Local build

Arabic XO Manuals

The XO Getting Started Guide in Arabic was provided, along with other materials used already in OLPC Lebanon.

OLPC XO Laptop Getting Started Manual; English-Arabic Version -- Media:ArabicXOManual.pdf



Primary Language Arabic
Number of Laptops 2000
Keyboard Layout OLPC Arabic Keyboard
Build 8.2.0warning.png"8.2.0" is not in the list of possible values (7.1.0 (650), 7.1.1 (653), 7.1.2 (656), 8.1.0 (703), 8.1.1 (708), 8.2.0 (767), 8.2.1, Candidate) for this property.
Date(s) Arrived in Country late 2009, late 2010
School Server
Deployment Status The first 1000 XOs for students in West Bank schools, and 1000 additional XOs for repairs. The first machines arrived in early 2009 with 656 installed, but are being updated.




Primary Language Arabic
Number of Laptops 2100
Keyboard Layout OLPC Arabic Keyboard
Build 8.2.0warning.png"8.2.0" is not in the list of possible values (7.1.0 (650), 7.1.1 (653), 7.1.2 (656), 8.1.0 (703), 8.1.1 (708), 8.2.0 (767), 8.2.1, Candidate) for this property.
Date(s) Arrived in Country February 2010
School Server
Deployment Status 2,100 XOs delivered to a school cluster in Gaza. There was a big ceremony and demo three months after their delivery; things are progressing rapidly here.


Community groups

PaleXO


PaleXO is the grassroots Palestinian XO Laptop Community; basically it is a group of people volunteering to put the low-cost custom-designed XO laptops in use at the Palestinian schools, with the aim to improve the local education process.


The idea started when 1000 XO laptops were donated to west bank. A bunch of graduated and under-graduate college students, wanted to help deploy these XO laptops so that the kids will have a better education. The Palestinian XO community consists entirely of volunteer; it is divided into 5 basic teams to distribute the work. PaleXO had workshops for teachers and is now hitting the schools and teaching kids how to use the laptops.




PaleXO just celebrated its 1st Birthday and it has been a very successful year thanks to all the volunteers who were very committed and worked so hard to keep this project alive and prosper in spite of all the obstacles. PaleXO members are glad that they are making kids smile and helping enhance their education. Check out the official PaleXO facebook fan page for all the photos and news:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PaleXO/310859682495?ref=search&sid=661505407.464862424..1

Facts about OLPC Palestinian territoriesRDF feed
Deployment status The first 1000 XOs for students in West Bank schools, and 1000 additional XOs for repairs. The first machines arrived in early 2009 with 656 installed, but are being updated., and 2,100 XOs delivered to a school cluster in Gaza. There was a big ceremony and demo three months after their delivery; things are progressing rapidly here.
Has received laptops on date Late 2009  +, Late 2010  +, and February 2010  +
Keyboard OLPC Arabic Keyboard  +
Language spoken Arabic  +
Number of manufactured laptops 2,000  +, and 2,100  +
Software release warning.png"8.2.0" is not in the list of possible values (7.1.0 (650), 7.1.1 (653), 7.1.2 (656), 8.1.0 (703), 8.1.1 (708), 8.2.0 (767), 8.2.1, Candidate) for this property.
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