The One Laptop per Child association develops a low-cost laptop—the “XO Laptop”—to revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. Their mission is “to provide educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.”
Now a bunch of volunteers have banded together to take the OLPC initiative forward in Pune. If you believe in this mission, you should join them. They will have a kickoff meeting on Sunday (1st March 2009) to decide how to take this forward. This would be a good place to find out more about the project and see how you can contribute. You don’t need to be a technical person to contribute.
If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like to contribute, join the OLPC India mailing list. For more details, see the OLPC Pune wiki.
Details: OLPC Camp Pune
What: Kickoff meeting for volunteers interested in furthering the cause of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group in Pune.
When: 9am-5pm, Sunday, 1st March, 2009
Where: Room No. 207, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), 1st Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune. Map.
Registration and Fees: This event is free for anyone to attend. You are requested to register here.
|Time||Room No.207||Session conducted by|
|0845||Coffee and registration|
|0900||Introduction and Agenda Review|
|0915||XO World – Why, What, Where To||Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay from The Fedora Project|
|1215||Break for Lunch|
|1300||Localization of Sugar -Introduction and Getting Started||Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay from The Fedora Project|
|1400||Digital Bridge Foundation (DBF)- Introduction||Amit Gogna from Digital Bridge Foundation|
|1500||Starting OLPC Pune Deployment – Road Ahead||Open Discussion|
|1600||Break for Tea|
|1615||To be Scheduled …|
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3 thoughts on “One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project comes to Pune – Please join”
I am not a techie though, but would like to contribute to the project.
Very good to read.Enthusiasm of diversified culture through enjoying knowledge process is required to catch the children because every child is special to India.Every child is special to us.And every child needs special care.
Best regards for yours’ On going project.
@Uma – There are a number of ways one can participate in the OLPC Pune group. At this point, we’d like to thank you for showing interest and, would request that you subscribe to the mailing list. Together we can make things happen for the OLPC group at Pune.