[OLPC-Philippines] Gawad Kalinga village as a pilot site?
cherry.withers at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 11:50:56 EST 2009
We were working with them (GK-SFC) on a Contributor's program proposal. They
have a unique program in that they take very underprivileged children from
the surrounding neighborhood (they have a classroom set-up in Manila) on a
weekend program and teach them for a couple of hours. It's a great program
and is run by very passionate and enthusiastic volunteers that we are very
much willing to work with. However, the way the program is set-up currently
(mixed grade levels of children and limited number of hours that they have
them) means that the laptops would be under utilized and content development
might be an issue. We have not abandoned the idea and are willing to make it
work or try it with a different program under their umbrella altogether so
just waiting for things to settle out there and we'll reconnect.
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Jerome Gotangco <jgotangco at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Caroline Meeks
> <caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> > I was invited to a GK event yesterday to meet Tony Meloto. I looked over
> > sample budget for building a village and it includes hiring teachers and
> > building a community center in later phases. Education is definitely on
> > their agenda. Is GK a group that you are interested in working with?
> Hi Caroline,
> GK was one of the organizations that we've discussed with a few months
> ago via a subgroup called the Singles For Christ in a local community
> here. However, discussions didn't prosper much because of the various
> events that happened lately. If there's still some focus on their part
> with this for next year, could be interesting to jump start
> discussions again.
> Jerome G.
> OLPC-Philippines mailing list
> OLPC-Philippines at lists.laptop.org
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