olpc school request
echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 19:55:01 EDT 2008
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 12:54 AM, Jerry and Amy Higdon
<higdon_family at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks so much.
> When I search for OLPC I find many such references are made about buying for
> those really in need like Bangladesh...
> How can I find out if there is a program of sort for Bangladesh going right
> now or not?
There isn't one.
> John 3:30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
> To: Jerry and Amy Higdon <higdon_family at yahoo.com>
> Cc: devel at lists.laptop.org
> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 12:17:58 AM
> Subject: Re: olpc school request
> 2008/8/21 Jerry and Amy Higdon <higdon_family at yahoo.com>:
>> I am a missionary who is inquiring upon olpc for a couple small schools in
>> I also work as a technology management professional for the past 25 years
>> and have a heart for children.
>> Who might I contact to find out if these schools could qualify for the
> Your question seems to be whether OLPC would accept an application to
> donate XOs to your schools. That is not how the program works. There
> are three ways to get XOs into a country.
> * Have the government buy a large number of units. This is what Peru
> and Paraguay (Uruguay) have done.
> * Have an NGO or private donor buy laptops through GiveMany. This is
> the case in Mexico, where billionaire Carlos Slim has made the first
> major purchase.
> * Get into the GiveOneGetOne program. I have no idea how G1G1
> countries are selected. The current list is Haiti, Rwanda, Ethiopia,
> Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia.
> Other processes should become available over time, but not yet.
> Whom might you approach for donations?
> How many children do you have?
> What are the local issues? (Economic, health, agriculture,
> environment, or whatever.)
> When your children get educated, what economic opportunities will they
> be able to take advantage of?
>> Thank you for your help.
>> Pastor Jerry
>> higdon_family at yahoo.com
>> John 3:30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and
> Silent Thunder [ 默雷 / शब्दगर्ज ] is my name,
> And Children are my nation.
> The Cosmos is my dwelling place,
> And Truth my destination.
Silent Thunder [ 默雷 / शब्दगर्ज ] is my name,
And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place,
And Truth my destination.
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