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Submission + - OLPC hits pilot in Nepal (ankur.com.np)

yowlanku writes: ""Yesterday, 27th of March, 2008 was the BIG day for us. In coordination with Department of Education, Ministry of Education, we distributed Mero Sanu Sathi, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Laptop, to the students of 4th graders of Janajyoti Ni Ma Vi, Ugratara-8, Janagal, Kavre as a part of first ever pilot distribution of the laptop in Nepal, codenamed "Sunrise"." you can read more atolpcnepal blogThe news has been also covered by Economics times of india. OLPC Nepal is all volunteer based organization working towards implementation of OLPC vision in country. You can read more about them and support them at there wiki."
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Submission + - OLPC Nepal starts pilot project (blogspot.com) 4

bibekpaudel writes: "Four graders of Jana Jyoti Lower Secondary School, Janagal in Kavre district in Nepal got their new laptops on Thursday. Department of Education distributed free laptops to all students of Class 4 in the school as a pilot project with technical assistance from One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Nepal mission. The mission is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. This is the first pilot project of the OLPC project in the hilly country ridden by over a decade of internal-conflict. In South-Asia, another such pilot run is undergoing in a village near Mumbai in India.

1. http://olpcnepal.blogspot.com/
2. http://wiki.olpcnepal.org/
3. http://ekantipur.com/"

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Submission + - Richard Stallman on OLPC (blogspot.com) 1

memshankar writes: "In an interview while he was in Hyderabad, India RMS praises for the One Laptop Per Child Project. He is even contemplating making a switch to XO, the flagship machine of the project, from his "old thinkpad". Stallman went on to say that the OLPC laptop has given people a way to use the free BIOS. He is, however dissatisfied with the wireless networking system used in the XO."

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