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 Country Information
 ISO Country Code BE
 Wikipedia Article Wikipedia Link
 Government Support Low and not OLPC Priority
 Deployment Demonstration (under 50 machines)
 Keyboard Layout several Layouts possible cf dedicated page
 Written Pls fill out
 Spoken Pls fill out
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... and thanks for visiting the "OLPC" related Wiki-Pages, for the One Laptop Per Child Universal Primary Education project regarding Somalia. This website is a collaborative website in which you can create a login and then edit and add the pages. This tool is made available by the One Laptop Per Child not for profit. This is an "Open Community" project, similar to the Wikipedia, wikibooks 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. 2008, saw the first countries with a 100% roll out to all of their kids aged 5 till 15: Peru, Uruguay. Several Island States have a 100% deployment too; Rwanda and Australia are following at fast pace too. Every XO can load over 100 ebooks on its memory and has a choice of over 86.000 eBooks available, as well as many (educational) games, all education disciplines covered, etc. etc.. things are moving fast indeed.


Somalia is a very multi-cultural society with a very diverse diaspora. We hope that this diaspora will work their way to these pages and that society in Somalia will benefit from these citizens with one leg in Somalia and another still in their countries of origin to develop leadership for OLPC, Agenda 21, the MDG's and accelerate bringing the level that our planet can be a nice place for all humans to new and inspiring heights for generations to come.

Please feel free to create 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:

  1. OLPC Somalia
  2. Somalia
  3. FAQ OLPC-Somalia
  4. Who's Who Somalia link OLPC / OLPC Community
  5. Who's Who OLPC-Somalia
  6. OLPC-Somalia Meetings
  7. OLPC-Somalia Discussions
  8. OLPC Competing projects in Somalia
  9. What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment

Who is who in Somalia link OLPC / OLPC Community

  1. I am not aware of any starting project, but as a native of Somali speaker I am willing to help. User:Mimursal
  1. GENEVA, September 18 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday that this year's Nansen Refugee Award goes to humanitarian Hawa Aden Mohamed for her exceptional, tireless and inspiring work for Somalia's refugee and displaced girls and women.

UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said in Geneva that the 63-year-old former Somali refugee, who heads the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development (GECPD) in Puntland, north-eastern Somalia. More:

  1. http://www.unhcr.org/5058335d6.html
  2. Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development (GECPD)
  3. Tel: +2525 854004, +2525 795220 (Golis), +2525 46457 (STG)

Email: gecpd2004 at yahoo.com and somaliapeace at somaliapeace.net P.O.Box 3885 Nairobi, Kenya

  1. http://goo.gl/maps/j0KnN