Be Rewarding is a group that has been working on developing online educational quizzes in various languages that are fun and engaging, with participation linked to donations to related charities to encourage continued participation. We have worked with them and their founder Elise Moussa (happy birthday, Elise!) for over a year, and it's great to see their alpha site go live -- it is looking quite beautiful and I wish it every success.
Check the project out and send them your feedback.
Nonprofit One Laptop per Child is offering free XO Laptop loans and a strong network of dedicated Volunteer Mentors for visionaries of all ages, enabling grassroots projects worldwide.
Over half a million XO Laptops are in the hands of kids worldwide today, in South America, Africa, AsiaRead the rest of this entry
On Friday, the OLPCorps application period will end. We’ve been very pleased so far with the university students, NGOs, schools, and other individuals and groups who have been inspired by the program. We’ve received proposals from students in North America, Europe, and Africa. In only three weeks, OLPCorps has attracted university students with significant experience in international development projects and concrete relationships with primary schools and NGOs in Africa.Read the rest of this entry
As the Corps move forward, we’ve asked each team to post blogs on a variety of key themes revolved around the deployment process. In the coming weeks we will highlight a few teams who will cover basic issues and statistics ranging from demographics, health, and education infrastructure to the local culture's perspective on OLPC's 5 principles and what the children do when they take the XO home.Today’s post focuses on the diversity of Corps communities and learning environments teams are working in. The Corps deployments range from urban to rural, 1:1 to 1:3, 6 years old to 12 years old, and high to low student-to-teacher ratio. We share updates from Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa.First day of XO Camp at Driehoek, South Africa (from Youtube):Read the rest of this entry
Happy Holidays to all! As I was working on a community newsletter this past weekend and reflecting on the work of the past year, I was warmed as always by the constant and refreshing work of our community groups and national partners.Read the rest of this entry
Haiti has been devastated by the recent earthquake. Official estimates are that 110,000 people died and in the Port-au-Prince area, 75% of schools were destroyed. We are exploring what we can to support the children and schools we have been working with there. People on the ground in Haiti urgently needsanitationRead the rest of this entry