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Seeking help for a pilot at Auroville, India

I am JV Avadhanulu, Coordinator of Information Systems Infrastructure, L'avenir d'Auroville (Future of Auroville). Auroville is a unique international city in Tamil Nadu (India), 10km north of Pondicherry, founded in 1968 in accordance with the Charter of Auroville. The city aspires to be an international center for collective life in pursuit of Human Unity and related Education and Research. I am interested in doing a pilot in one of the ten Auroville Schools with the goal of adapting it in all the schools. I would like to visit Khairat to see, undesrtand and interact with people to benefit from their experience. Please give me conacts : email and /or telephone numbers. I can be reached at or +91-9443797563 Thanks in advance, JV

Views and Comments

This is a great article, beautiful picture Bravo! Avoine 22:53, 30 October 2007 (EDT)

Wow, real nice. Lovely, their enthusiasm. - George 11:42, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

Wow, this is so heart-warming. Thanks! 18:58, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

This info makes me smile. It is great to see opportunity and kindness together. Can any one point out where the solar device is in the picture below which is named 'charging the xo with a solar panel'? Hooray XO!

A black wire is connected on the left side of the XO - trace it in the picture and you would see a black panel (just above the little girl leaning on the chair) hanging by a string . --Arjs 12:24, 4 November 2007 (EST)

It is amazingg... :) i am just now starting to work with this computer - creating a project between Israel and Palestine ... and this pictures really encouraging and inspiring :).... i am still looking for some curriculum for this laptop - if u can show me some - it will be great. --Roi Shillo 16 October 2008

Collaboration in Asia


Congratulation for your work. Very inspiring.

I live in Montreal where where I manage an Internet Marketing Agency. My wife and I have 4 young children. At the begining of my career I worked at Logo Computer systems. We also lived in Rwanda for two years where I opened a Computer School for handicaped children. Finally, two years ago, we went with our family on a trip to South America (Ecuador, Peru, Brasil) where we volunteered for an Education project. Enough about us, I tell you all this to try and introduce our idea to find a way to help with the OLPC project. In 2008, We have decided to spend several months in Asia (India, Cambodia Vietnam). Do you have any idea of how we can start a discussion to collaborate with some project.

Obviously, I participated in the g1g1 program and I am hoping to get my XO soon. But more importantly, I would like to get in contact with your organization in Asia to identify potential collaboration.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Yves (

Digital Storytelling work in Hyderabad area

Hi Carla, My name is Remy and I'm the co-founder of a digital storytelling project in Hyderabad, India ( Along with my partner, Piya, we have set up digital media units (iMac, editing software, video and digital cameras, mic/tripod) at two government schools, one in Hyderabad and one in the rural township of Nalgonda. We finished the first project (Jan - April 2008), and have now grown our project into a Fellowship sending over two teachers from the US to help teach/train students and teachers so they can eventually become a "graduated" school and take on the curriculum and equipment autonomously. We would like to scale our curriculum using the XO laptop as we move into other schools, and we'd love to connect/collaborate with you on your inspiring work in Khairat. Obviously, we have a lot of questions, but we'd love to listen and share. Hope to connect with you soon,