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Deployments in PNG will commence in June 2008 at the following sites:

  • Gaire, Central Province
  • Drekikir, East Sepik Province
  • Buka, Bougainville Province
Location of PNG
Location of Gaire

Contacts:

  • David Leeming
  • Dr Joseph Pagelio, Secretary, Department of Education, PO Box 446, Waigani NCD Phone: 301 3447 Fax: 323 1031

Localisation projects have been opened on the OLPC Pootle server for Tok Pisin language (PNG Pidgin)

Gaire

Gaire is located about 45 minutes drive from Port Moresby. It is the site of a rural community VSAT access point, set up under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)'s Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) project.

Breaking news, June 13th 2008: pictures of Gaire Primary school, 53 laptops, both streams of the Grade 3 saturated (Grade 3 is the first grade in the PNG primary education system). Gaire Primary School is located at 9.6698S, 147.4086E (WGS84).

None of the children have any experience of computers before. Of the teachers, only the Principal and one or two others are computer literate.

See latest photos!

Drekikir

Drekikir Admin Primary School is located in East Sepik Province, near Wewak. This school is participating in the EU-funded Improvement of Rural Primary Education Facilities (IRPEF) project, based in Madang. The IRPEF is collaborating with the Department of Education and OLPC Oceania to implement the trial.

Some pictures of the Drekikir region can be seen here: [1]

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