[Health] Introductions

Arjun Sarwal arjun at laptop.org
Sun Aug 1 09:43:31 EDT 2010

Hi ,

I am Arjun Sarwal, currently based out of New Delhi, India.I interned
twice at OLPC in their Cambridge headquarters and later also helped
deploy the pilot project at Khairat India. Part focus of my second
internship under guidance of Walter Bender was to work towards
building the OLPC - Health community and encourage the establishment
of a self sustainable ecosystem  around it.

Some of my past projects in this broad area include development of
Measure Activity, Heat testing of XO laptops, Public Health community
building, Cow Power, OLPC India pilot deployment, Text to Speech on
the XO, Turtle Art with Sensors.

I am interested in many macro, technology and operations related
aspects of ICT for development, and am open to taking up pro-bono
consultancy projects every now and then.If you have something I could
help on, please feel free to reach out.

Best Regards

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 3:45 AM, Beth Santos <beth at waveplace.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now that I'm back in the USA, let's get people introduced to one another. I
> think a good idea might be to first introduce ourselves and describe our
> interests, then pair people up together (Etoys people with public health
> people and such) to take on different units (I'm assuming at least the
> majority of them will be based in Etoys so that teachers can edit them to
> make them culturally relevant in various locations). Then we can get a
> timeline going to see some of this stuff out.
> So if you can just take a quick five minutes to introduce yourself and to
> indicate what particular interests you have in terms of public health
> projects, that'd be great!
> I'm Beth and I'm the Outreach Coordinator for Waveplace Foundation. After
> doing a few laptop pilots using Etoys and OLPC's XO laptop, what I realized
> was really missing was some public health curricula that kids could use in
> our (and other) laptop programs around the world. I have my own computer
> program running in São Tomé that has benefitted from the Waveplace
> courseware but has also done a lot of development on its own. I've also
> worked in Haiti and St. John with Waveplace.
> Lots of interest in terms of public health, nothing in particular comes to
> mind, though I do have experience with malaria and AIDS prevention
> initiatives.
> Excited to be working with all of you and hoping that we can get some great
> work together!
> Take care,
> Beth
> PS Etoys Education Team-- I cc'ed you on this email in case any of you are
> interested in joining us on the OLPC listserv, which is our home even though
> it's technically a Waveplace project that we're doing. Let me know and I'd
> be happy to add you, or sign up yourself to the OLPC list at least!
> ---
> Beth Santos
> Outreach Coordinator
> Waveplace Foundation
> Tel: +1 610 797 3100 x 44
> Fax: +1 610 797 3199
> Cell: +1 603 661 1273
> http://www.waveplace.org
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Arjun Sarwal

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