[Sur] [OLPC-SF] Partnering with OLPC

Kevin Mauricio Benavides Castro kmbc141290 en gmail.com
Jue Mayo 19 10:22:03 EDT 2011


hi all

I'm kevin from Nicaragua and I've helped several foundations thathave the one
laptop per child program, which I have worked withthe Ministry of Education
of Nicaragua, like other foundations thatI can help



2011/5/18 Edward Cherlin <echerlin en gmail.com>

> I am copying my reply to the It's An Education Project and OLPC-SUR
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> take a look at the archives of these lists, and consider whether to
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> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 12:44, Evan Markiewicz
> <emarkiewicz en sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > To whom it may concern,
> > I am writing to introduce you to our organization, ViviendasLeon. We are
> a
> > non-profit community development and global education organization based
> in
> > San Francisco and Leon, Nicaragua. We work in rural communities creating
> > development programs in construction, environmental, economic, capacity
> > building and education development. We have recently been informed of
> your
> > organization by a teacher in San Rafael who knows of your organization
> OLPC
> > and recommended we contact you.
>
> We are delighted to hear from you.
>
> > I would like to know how we might partner with OLPC to provide computer
> > training and equipment for the pre-school through 11th grade students in
> the
> > communities we work in, and for small business start ups we develop in
> > Nicaragua.
>
> OLPC provides XO laptops running Sugar education software through
> governments and NGOs. It commonly happens that people in a particular
> country get together over the Internet to work on such projects. In
> your case, this is
>
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nicaragua
>
> Sugar Labs has just begun a project to produce learning materials for
> free distribution. If you tell us your requirements, and introduce us
> to your trainers, we can work together using our Replacing Textbooks
> server.
>
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Replacing_Textbooks
>
> > ViviendasLeon partners with other organizations and institutions to
> provide
> > the spectrum of development programs we offer in Nicaragua.  One of these
> > partners is the USF School of Business.  We have been working with the
> PSIP
> > program there for 3 years to develop small businesses including a sewing
> > cooperative and our current project, a bee keeping cooperative.   These
> > small businesses in particular, and like everything we do in Nicaragua is
> a
> > laboratory to explore best practices in development and implementation of
> > projects uniquely suited to the location and community.
>
> I am of the opinion that creating businesses through microfinance and
> other methods is a critical factor for the success of the OLPC
> education project's mission to end poverty. I would be delighted to
> discuss this with your partners.
>
> > We would be interested to find out how we might work with you.
>
> There are several possibilities.
>
> Obviously, OLPC is most interested in getting XO laptops with Sugar
> software into schools. Can you tell us how many schools you have in
> and near Leon, with how many teachers and students? We can then
> discuss what it would cost for such a program, including XOs,
> electricity, Internet connections, school servers, training, and so
> on, and consider how to raise the funds needed.
>
> If any of your schools have any computers, we can show you how to get
> Sugar software running on them, and discuss how you could use it.
>
> We are in need of help to translate software and other materials into
> Spanish, and to translate Spanish-language teacher training materials
> into English.
>
> Do you have any contacts within the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education?
>
> What is the political climate around education?
>
> How is the economy doing?
>
> How do you choose communities to work in?
>
> How are your relations with local leaders?
>
> I will have many more questions after you answer those. ^_^
>
> > Regards,
> >
> > Evan
> > --
> > Evan Markiewicz
> > Executive Director
> >
> > ViviendasLeón
> > Sustaining Communities
> > Connecting Cultures
> >
> > 1585 Folsom St.
> > San Francisco, CA  94103
> > (415) 255-2920
> > (415) 255-2921 fax
> > evan en viviendasleon.org
> >
> > www.viviendasleon.org
> > _______________________________________________
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> > http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
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*Kevin Mauricio Benavides Castro
Soporte Técnico | Proyecto XO
*Gang member of the International Support *
Nicaragua.**
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