[Olpc-open] we need XOs for haitian pilot in ten days

Timothy Falconer timothy at immuexa.com
Mon Feb 11 19:37:38 EST 2008

Hi everyone,

An update on our quest  ... over the weekend, we've received eleven  
donated laptops from G1G1 recipients and have managed to buy twelve  
on Ebay.

If we get one more donated laptop, we'll reach our goal of 24 for our  
trip this weekend.  Even better, the donated laptops even out the  
Ebay prices to make each laptop cost an even $200 apiece.

If you have a laptop you'd like to donate, contact us at http:// 
waveplace.com/contact.   Any past the 24 will go towards our pilot in  
St Vincent next month.

Also, many have asked what "fell through" with OLPC.   Our Haiti  
project came up very quickly for us and we had talked with OLPC in  
January about getting some of the donated laptops going to Haiti, but  
this wasn't possible in time for our previously scheduled trip next  
week.  We still hope to get more OLPC laptops for the rest of the 800 
+ students at the Mercy & Sharing schools.

Thanks again,

On Feb 7, 2008, at 11:44 PM, Samuel Klein wrote:

> This is a good topic for the grassroots list.   SJ
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Timothy Falconer <timothy at immuexa.com>
> Date: Feb 7, 2008 11:06 PM
> Subject: [Olpc-open] we need XOs for haitian pilot in ten days
> To: olpc-open at lists.laptop.org
> Hi,
> Waveplace is a non-profit starting an XO pilot in Port-Au-Prince,
> Haiti, in ten days. OLPC was going to be giving us laptops, but it
> fell through, which is why I'm trying to get twenty XOs from
> elsewhere.
> Your laptop may end up in the hands of one of the most needy children
> in the Western Hemisphere.  The school where the laptop will be sent
> is run by Susie Scott Krabacher, who has been the Mother Theresa of
> Haiti for 15 years.  In fact, a major motion picture is being made
> about her life right now, based upon her autobiography:
> http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Lower-Flight-Mission-Country/dp/ 
> 1416535144/
> You could really help by agreeing to sell us your laptop.  We've only
> got ten days to get the laptops to Miami, as we're leaving for Haiti
> on Feb 17th.
> To see the kids that will get them, watch this video, which we shot  
> last month:
> http://waveplace.com/locations/haiti/
> Susie's organization:
> http://haitichildren.com/
> (click slideshow to see the conditions)
> To read an article by Susie from our newsletter:
> http://waveplace.com/news/newsletter/web.jsp?id=2
> One way or another, we'll be in Haiti in ten days.  Please help us
> bring more laptops.
> Please pass the word, and if you have a laptop to sell, click contact
> on the Waveplace site.
> Thank you!
> Tim Falconer
> Waveplace Foundation
> http://waveplace.com
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