[Grassroots-l] Fwd: Re: Introducing $100 laptop project to Turkey
yunus at MIT.EDU
Thu Dec 6 11:22:16 EST 2007
I wanted to forward you this email. I hope you would be happy with you idea.
> ----- Forwarded message from yunus at mit.edu -----
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:39:32 -0500
> From: Yunus Sasmaz <yunus at mit.edu>
> Reply-To: Yunus Sasmaz <yunus at mit.edu>
> Subject: Introducing $100 laptop project to Turkey
> To: sj at laptop.org
> Dear SJ,
> I am the president of the Turkish Student Association at MIT (MIT-TSA) and I
> writing to you about the $100 laptop project. I took your email address from a
> friend of mine, Adam Bouhenguel.
> MIT-TSA is a fast growing student group which aims to introduce the Turkish
> Culture first in MIT, then in Boston. MIT-TSA also intends to develop Turkey
> when there is an opportunity to do so. Recently, we have been discussing
> introducing the $100 laptop project to Turkey more widely and we have already
> pinned down some of the things we could do for this purpose. We know that it
> was already in a few newspapers in Turkey, but we seek to start an organized
> movement to take the $100 project to Turkey. If you have initiated a campaign
> already, MIT-TSA would be very happy to give you any help you might need,
> otherwise we think that it is important for us to start a campaign.
> As you might now, education level in Turkey is not consistent throughout the
> country and economic wealth is not distributed uniformly. Therefore, many
> students are not even familiar with computers at all, especially in the east
> part of the country. Some of us in the MIT-TSA group also come from
> economically disadvantaged families where we did not have many opportunities
> education, and now that we are in a position to help some others in Turkey, we
> take it our duty to do so.
> Winter break starts in 3 weeks and some members of our group, including
> are going back to Turkey. We were considering visiting some people there such
> the Minister of Education
> some private companies including Eren Holding, Koc Holding, Sabanci Holding
> some foundations including Turkish Education Foundation, Education Volunteers
> We have contacts in all of the positions above and we are still looking for
> alternatives. We also consider talking to the Prime Minister if possible.
> With all of these said, we would like to arrange a meeting with you and others
> who might be related in order to discuss the issues I mentioned above and to
> see what can be done. I hope I did not bore you with my long email. We seek to
> make all the arrangements as soon as possible due to the time limitations, so
> am looking forward to hearing back from you.
> One last note, Adam forgot to tell me your name, so I hope my way of
> you as SJ was not rude.
> Thank you for your time,
> Kind Regards,
> -Yunus Sasmaz
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