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Spoken=French (fr) The official language of the Senegal is French. La loi reconnaît quatre langues nationales : lingala, swahili, kikongo et tshiluba.|
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== Bienvenue-Welcome ==
... and thanks for visiting the pages for OLPC related matters in Senegal. 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.
* 2' video - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw&NR=1 OLPC Intro part 1]
* 2' video - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMeX2D4AOjM&feature=related OLPC Intro part 2]
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 Senegal 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 Senegal 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.
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Senegal 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.
Senegal is a Least Developed Country as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_developed_country
'''Suggested Links and [[categories]]'''
#[[Senegal Looking Backward to what has been done]]
#[[Brainstorming how to get the Senegal Gvt interested in OLPC]]
#[[What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment]]
#[[Stages and Budget]]
#[[Senegal Stages and Budget]]
#[[Senegal Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase]]
#[[Who's Who OLPC-Senegal]]
## [[OBJECTIF BROUSSE Ecoles OLPC]]
== Known Deployments ==
In 2010 100 XO 1.5's were introduced in CEM [https://maps.google.be/maps?ll=14.04367,-16.677965&spn=0.007785,0.011029&t=h&z=17&lci=com.panoramio.all Ile de Mar], a secondary school on the isle of Ile de Mar in the Sine-Saloum delta, 150 km south-east of Dakar. CEM Ile de Mar is a Dutch project, initiated by the [http://www.zegaaneenschoolbouwen.nl Dutch Foundation Ile de Mar]. Currently, januari 2014, still 60 XO's 1.5 of the 100 are operational and used on a daily basis. 20 Pieces are taken back to Holland for repairs. If sufficient spare parts are available, those 20 will return next April 2014. This means that after repairs more than 3 years after introduction, 80% of the XO's are still in use.
The XO is a very useful and probably the best laptop for children in educational environments. However, for small deployments, it is very hard to get support and spare parts. Also purchase of small amounts makes it very hard to deploy the XO laptop and/or XO tablet.
== Next in line for deployment ==
Suggestions: The town of Potou, one of the [[Millennium Villages]].--[[User:SvenAERTS|SvenAERTS]] 02:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
[[Category:Least Developing Country]]
[[Category:Belgian Partner Country]]
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