[Grassroots-l] XOs for Mississippi Delta (was Re: domestic educational programming)

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat May 31 11:38:24 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Heather Richie <heather at wickrock.com> wrote:
> I am confused

You are not alone in that.

> as to whether or not it is possible to orchestrate the
> fundraising to bring these laptops into classrooms in the Mississippi
> Delta region of the U.S. The region (beginning with Philips Co, AR)
> is similar in poverty statistics and geographically isolated as
> developing nations. However, I can only find interest groups on the
> site. I'm looking to use our fundraising dollars to obtain laptops
> and implement educational programming in the Delta community. How do
> I do that?

GiveOneGetOne is being officially revived for Europe right now, and I
gather for the US in the future, but no details have been announced.
There is nothing about the new program on the Wiki. We have to get
that clarified. I'm copying this to the responsible managers.

Unfortunately, the situation of GiveMany remains entirely unclear.
When I inquired earlier this year, I got radically different answers
on the terms available. The last quote I got was cash in advance for
delivery within ten months. Delivery date to be set after 60 days. But
it was stated some time back that GiveMany is to be entirely
restructured, with no news since. There is no useful information about
this on the Web site.

Anyway, I'm willing to help anybody try to order some laptops for any
local program. I'm going to be talking to various children's museums
and their likely funding sources in the near future.

Is anybody here from OLPC Picayune Mississippi Interest Group?

> Thank you,
> Heather Richie
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Edward Cherlin
End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business
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