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[News] How GNU/Linux Works in Africa (and How OLPC Helps)

  • Subject: [News] How GNU/Linux Works in Africa (and How OLPC Helps)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:22:17 +0000
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XO Laptops Have Transformed Ntugi Mixed Day School

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| On my own behalf and on behalf of Ntugi 
| Mixed Day School let me thank Upper Canada 
| College and Mark Battley in particular for 
| helping the school to get XO laptops. The 
| laptops have boosted the morale of both 
| students and teachers in the school.
| Some parents have transferred their kids 
| from the neighbouring schools to our school 
| because we are the only secondary school 
| connected to Internet. This has raised the 
| school enrollment from 4 classes to 6 
| classes. Students are using them, 
| especially in Science and Geography. In the 
| 2009 Science Congress, two projects scooped 
| the best 2 positions in the District and 
| were ranked No. 9 and 10 out of 102 in the 
| Provincials. Previously, no Ntugi student 
| had participated in Science Congress.
| [...]
| The Kenya National Examination Council has 
| started registering students for the 
| National exams online. Schools without 
| Internet facilities are greatly challenged. 
| As the Head of Ntugi Secondary School, I 
| feel very humbled for this donation 
| (laptops) as it has made my work very easy 
| when registering students for the National 
| exams. (K.C.S.E).


Linux in the developing world - Can the community help spread it? 

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| If you live in a "well to do" country for 
| instance, downloading 600MB of data might 
| be a matter of minutes, but to those of us 
| who only have 1GB of bandwidth for a whole 
| month, it generally is out of the question. 
| This first bottleneck alone puts Linux out 
| of the use of most people in developing 
| parts of the world.



One Laptop Per Child Works - With Teachers

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| One of the major innovations of OLPC consists
| in the idea that a computer given to a single
| child (also called 1:1 computing) is the best
| way to enhance the pupil's ability to learn
| effectively. It's called ONE-laptop-per-child
| after all.

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