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Students in Charikar, Afghanistan on their own needs

High school student Mohammad Sharif speaks about why students in his highschool need computers, despite not having electricity or running water, in this short video.  He attends Hazrat Noman, a high school in Charikar City in Parwan Province. Columbia/NYC/filmmaker volunteer Jay Corcoran says this film changed his entire view of Afghanistan.Read the rest of this entry

Team One Beep - radio software gets data to remote areas

Here's some research into long distance data transfer over radio frequency, from university students in Auckland New Zealand, that could be applied to future OLPC deployments.  They are currently preparing to compete in the final international round of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, which will take place in Warsaw July 3-9.
Team One Beep, made up of fourth year undergraduates Vinny Jeet, Steve Ward, Kayo Lakadia and Chanyeol Yoo, worked through the summer break to pRead the rest of this entry

A great video from Yirkalla

Yirkalla is being well-covered by Australian media. TEN Digital devoted part of a weekend episode to the deployment, including this video from the classroom during the first day of the deployment.Read the rest of this entry