[OLPC_Boston] Kenya Tech Institute with OLPC

Hecht, Bruce Bruce.Hecht at analog.com
Thu Dec 18 16:20:45 EST 2008


Hello OLPC colleagues,


These projects sound very exciting.  Best of luck in getting them off
and running.

One possible source of support could be the IEEE (Electrical & Computer
Engineering professional organization).

For example, the IEEE is currently sponsoring the following 125th year
anniversary challenge to student proposals:


Also, the young members' group "GOLD, the graduates of the last decade"
is working with Engineers without Borders (EWB-USA) to provide
sponsorship for projects under the IEEE Gold Humanitarian Fellowship.




Please let me know if you have questions on these topics or would like
further info.
Best Regards,

 Bruce Hecht




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To: Michael Hsu
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Subject: Re: [OLPC_Boston] Kenya Tech Institute with OLPC



Will you be combining OLPC XOs with donated computers for the students
or just using XOs or just donated used computers.  You might want to
take a look at the Sugar on a Stick project where we are working on
making donated computers run Sugar off of USB sticks so each student
still has thier own environment but they can use whatever computer is



On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Michael Hsu <michael.hsu99 at gmail.com>

Dear OLPC Boston,

My name is Michael Hsu and I am at the Kennedy School. I have met some
of your group at the MIT Museum but regretfully due to finals, was not
able to meet with more of you.

I am writing to inform you that my Professor, Calestous Juma, on the
OLPC board, has a project in Western Kenya. My understanding is that it
will not be completely OLPC but this may be an excellent way to compare
the OLPC in a development setting against traditional PC's. 

Obviously, funding is crucial and any assistance on this end would be
appreciated, so please consider and spread the word for those who can
donate. Additionally, the project intends to organize a group of 10
volunteers to go to Kenya for four weeks from July 10th until August
7th. Details below...
(personal note: I went on 3 trips to Kenya and the entrepreneurial
spirit among the people I met is truly inspirational)


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