[OLPC India] our school is ready
sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Oct 15 13:26:05 EDT 2007
Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> "The formation of OLPC-India Foundation has been engineered, which
> comprises of corporate partners, non-profit organizations, Education
> Ministers at State Level, bureaucrats, and most importantly: interested
> "OLPC-India pilot project is going to start during the end week of this
> My wife and I own a small school (200 kids) in Nashik, Maharashtra. We
> are very eager to implement OLPC. How do we join the foundation? Can we
> get involved in a pilot?
> India mailing list
> India at lists.laptop.org
I would like to know more about the foundation project as well. I have
two specific interests:
1) My research interests are in the direction of sustainable information
systems as a whole, and OLPC implementations are of great interest.
2) A part of my family comes from Bhagmalpur, a small village in
northern India (Dist. Jaunpur, UP). This village has about 40 families.
Our family started the local school (now managed by the state
government). We have been pioneers in bringing education in some mode to
the village. The village is on the electrical grid, but may see about
two hours worth of power in a 24 hour period. The Internet has not
reached this village as yet. Long term, I would like to see this village
benefit from projects such as OLPC. Given that the Indian government has
said no to the OLPC effort, I wonder of there are ways to still pursue
this. In a sense, I have access to a village, and I want to help.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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