OLPCorps Africa notice

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The One Laptop Per Child Foundation [1] is working on a grant program for
Africa, called "OLPCorps Africa", first proposed by a group of students who worked
on two small deployments in South Africa, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone over the past year.  
A draft of the grant guidelines is available [2].  In the current draft, the 
program provides funds for students' stipends and education-oriented laptops.  
Small teams of students will be responsible for initiating deployments in  Africa 
during May-September of 2009, and reporting the results, compensated by a US$10,000 

Paul Commons and Bryan Stuart from Indiana University, Asad Moten and David Sengeh from Harvard University and MIT have led the 
current proposal development.

Please contribute your ideas and comments:

1. OLPC is seeking comments on the grant guidelines themselves [3].  This
is a great opportunity for anyone in your group who is interested in primary 
and secondary education in Africa to shape the grant process.

2. As currently drafted, all university students, undergraduate or graduate, 
anywhere in the world, will be eligible (including any at your institution).  
OLPC would particularly like to connect this program with educational groups 
in Africa.  If you have or are part of a list of e-mail addresses or other contacts 
for computing and education departments around the world, please share this 
information with them, or let us know how to add them to our contact lists.

Thank you.

[1] http://laptop.org/en/vision/mission/index.shtml
[2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPCorps_Africa
[3] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPCorps_Africa_notice