Sunday 4PM Talk @ OLPC: 11 Years Deploying Computers in South African Schools

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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

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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
    failed in
        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:

    *Sunday July 25 NOON - East Africa and West Africa OLPC Community
    Public Brunch*
    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
    Community (TENTATIVE)*
    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
    Level? (TENTATIVE)
    *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
    Sameer Verma
        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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