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Wikipedia entry on Bulgaria


Bulgarian working group: http://olpc-bg.org

You can contact OLPC Bulgaria at: olpc-bg-contact (at) googlegroups.com

You can contact OLPC Europe at: mailto:aaron@lo-res.org and mailto:tano.bojankin@ipts.at


Currently no formal initiative has been taken in Bulgaria. Unofficial work started in the beginning of 2008. Current goals include a pilot in 2008 (with external financing) and a wider project in 2009 (with government and OLPC support).

Rationales to concentrate effort on Bulgarian education include

  1. Unsatisfactory results from PISA (www.pisa.oecd.org)
  2. Lack of fruitful use if ICT in Bulgarian primary education
  3. Wide variance in performance by children of different ethnic, social or economic status.



Pilot projects


  • present: working on localization and spreading the word.
  • 01.11.2008 - XO demonstration at OpenFest 2008 in Sofia, Bulgaria by Alexander Todorov and Geno Roupsky
  • 19.04.2008 - One laptop per child or developer - presentation at Linux for Bulgarians monthly conference by Alexander Todorov
  • 10.02.2008 - Presentation at the SELF project conference in Sofia, Bulgaria by Geno Roupsky.
  • 26.01.2008 - First presentation of the XO laptop in front of public at Linux for Bulgarians conference by Geno Roupsky and Hristo Ivanov, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 13.01.2008 - Announcement is made and the project goes live.
  • 10.01.2008 - Bulgarian language is added to Pootle, existing translations were merged.
  • 07.12.2007 - Project is registered for university hosting at OpenFMI.