Sunday 4PM Talk @ OLPC: 11 Years Deploying Computers in South African Schools
holt at laptop.org
Fri Jul 16 19:11:06 EDT 2010
Please join us *Sunday 4PM (Eastern Time in Boston/NYC) July 18*, by
+1 (712) 432-3030
Conference Code: 637497
Live Chat Backchannel:
http://forum.laptop.org/chat (that's *#olpc-help* on irc.freenode.net)
Alan & Donna have revised their talk description, and will be happy to
take difficult questions. Hope to see you in Cambridge/Kendall Sq this
Sunday 4pm -- plz RSVP early if you require directions!*
*Sunday July 18 - Eleven Years Deploying Computers in South African
By Alan Field & Donna Wainwright, in person at OLPC in Cambridge, MA.
Alan and Donna will discuss what has succeeded and what has
providing old Macs for students in 30 township and rural schools in
South Africa. They will describe how the needs of economically
stressed communities challenge our Western assumptions about how
things will work. Come learn some tough and vital lessons about the
place of technology in education as South Africa strives to build a
successful post-apartheid nation. To visualize their school settings
better, first look at pictures at: http://tinyurl.com/7v36p8
*Sunday July 25 NOON - East Africa and West Africa OLPC Community
NYC/Bronx Location announced hereunder -- plz RSVP now to holt @
laptop dot org, thx!
*Sunday Aug 1 - From Viet Cong to Venture Capital to Vietnam
Location/Parti-Pants to be announced.
How has OLPC's Vietnam Community progressed so far, so fast, in
just 1 year?
Sunday Aug 8 - What's Really Happening in India, at the Grassroots
*Locations to be announced.
The astonishing number of volunteers and informal community projects
in India makes it hard to keep track of them all. Professor
in San Francisco will explain how these amazing community volunteers
and corporate professionals scattered across the Indian subcontinent
can now take their contributions to the next level.
/REMINDER: meetings are for OLPC volunteers/staff, and accompanying
friends who are willing to help Make S---^h^h^hUPPORT Happen!! Please
remember to RSVP :)
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