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Palestinian Territories


 Country Information
 ISO Country Code DZ
 Wikipedia Article Territories Wikipedia Link
 Government Support Invalid Support Param
 Deployment Invalid Deployment Param
 Languages
 Keyboard Layout French Layout
 Written French (fr)
 Spoken French (fr)
 Secondary Written English (en)
 Secondary Spoken lingala, swahili, kikongo et tshiluba


Contents

Bienvenue-Welcome

... and thanks for visiting the pages for OLPC related matters in Palestinian Territories. 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 Palestinian Territories 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 Palestinian Territories 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.

Palestinian Territories 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. More: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/policy/development_cooperation/countries/partner_countries/

Palestinian Territories is a not Least Developing Country as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_developed_country

Suggested Links and categories

  1. Palestinian Territories
  2. OLPC Palestinian Territories
  3. Palestinian Territories Looking Backward to what has been done
  4. Brainstorming how to get the Palestinian Territories Gvt interested in OLPC
  5. What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment
  6. Stages and Budget
  7. Palestinian Territories Stages and Budget
  8. Palestinian Territories Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase
  9. FAQ Palestinian Territories
  10. Who's Who OLPC-Palestinian Territories
    1. OBJECTIF BROUSSE Ecoles OLPC
  11. Palestinian Territories Meetings
  12. OLPC Africa
  13. OLPC Afrique
  14. Deployment Guide

OLPC UNRWA

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

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 2009warning.pngThe date "late 2009" was not understood (support for dates is still experimental). , late 2010warning.pngThe date "late 2010" was not understood (support for dates is still experimental).
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 warning.pngThe date "late 2009" was not understood (support for dates is still experimental). , warning.pngThe date "late 2010" was not understood (support for dates is still experimental). , and 1 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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