... and thanks for visiting the pages for OLPC related matters in Ecuador. 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..
Ecuador has a very special relation to the OLPC initiative: it was in a neighbouring Columbia that in 1947, a priest named - Father José Joaquin Salcedo Guarin started Radio Sutatenza and convinced the government to give every peasant the newly invented transistor radio and to use this to distribute relevant classes and knowledge from 1947 to way into the 1980 ies to over 4 million peasants. The OLPC initiative is building upon this experience. More: http://tedxmiami.com/bio/rodrigo-arboleda-2/ skip to 04:21 and hear from the Chairman and CEO, for One Laptop per Child Association himself or at the website of the UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/education/educprog/50y/brochure/unintwo/98.htm
|República de Colombia|
Republic of Colombia
|- July, 2005 estimate||45,600,000|
|- 2005 census||42,090,502|
|- Literacy (%)||92.5|
|- Compulsory Years||#NA|
|- Compulsory Age||#NA|
|- Pop. in School Age||#NA|
|- Pop. in School||#NA|
|GDP (PPP) 2005 est.||USD 341.1 billion|
|- Per capita||USD 7,900|
|GDP (nominal) 2005 est.||USD 97.7 billion|
|- Per capita||USD #NA|
|HDI (2004)||0.790 (medium)|
|Gini Index (2005)||53.8|
The idea of using radio as a medium of literacy and education in primary, secondary and high school levels was a resounding success that was soon imitated in other Latin American countries where other stations followed the concept of Radio Schools were founded, eg Radio Fe y Alegría in Venezuela and Popular Radio Schools of Ecuador.
Many Ecuadorian inhabitants look for fortune outside Ecuador. 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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador 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.
Ecuador 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/
Ecuador is not a Least Developing Country as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_developed_country
Suggested Links and categories
- OLPC Ecuador
- Ecuador Looking Backward to what has been done
- Brainstorming how to get the Ecuador Gvt interested in OLPC
- What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment
- Stages and Budget
- Ecuador Stages and Budget
- Ecuador Budget for Phase II, Data Retrieval Phase
- FAQ Ecuador
- Who's Who OLPC-Ecuador
- Ecuador Meetings
- OLPC Latin America
- Deployment Guide
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|Number of Laptops||Number of manufactured laptops::0|
|Date(s) Arrived in Country||,|x|Has received laptops on date::x}}|
|School Server||,|x|School server status::x}}|
|Deployment Status||[[Deployment status::A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here - with a special focus to the team collaborating with the Green Helmets -Nature Parc Guards and the Monusco Blue Helmets Mission and proposed 2013.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project. More: Report on the team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q1Hdr0mDhCY]]|