Many of the attendees are from the industries of information technology, computer science, education and alumni of MIT. We all had a wonderful evening of sharing experiences from various fields of work.
Early October 2009, OLPC APAC delivered 250 XOs to the remote mountainous empire of Bhutan.
At the rural Kuzhugchen Community Primary School, the OLPC APAC team of volunteers was able to set up a school server with Wi-Fi Internet connection in addition to training both teachers and students for five days.
The XO was very well received by all the students, teachers and government officials. We hope to work with the Bhutanese government to achieve the goal of Bhutan being the first country in Asia to provide all its primary school students with an XO.
There was also considerable interest about the work of OLPC APAC at the Software Freedom Day in Taiwan, where a brief presentation about our work was made.
OLPC Booth at Software Freedom Day
On the last day of school in June 2009, 1,000 XO laptops reached the hands of eager school children of Puyang Primary School, Dujiangyan, Sichuan, marking an important milestone in OLPC APAC's pilot scheme to donate XO laptops to children affected by the massive Sichuan earthquake on 12 May 2008.
Puyang Primary School is the first school in China to ever receive XO laptops. First encounter workshops were conducted for students to familiarize them with the child-friendly laptop, and a school server had been set up to enable internet access and collaboration among the children. Follow-up is underway during the summer holiday.
Learn more about the story of OLPC APAC's first deployment in China and find out how you can help more children in China obtain access to XO laptops.