Interested in OLPC ?? aka Ek Bachay ka ek Laptop

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Interested in OLPC ?? aka Ek Bachay ka ek Laptop

Postby mir_sheely » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:37 am

Dear fellow members:

Do you people are interested in this project OLPC or One Laptop Per Child.

They have started it in Pakistan.
For details mail me at:

mir.sheely@gmail.com
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Postby fawad » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:57 am

Do you have some top secret information about the project that can only be known by emailing you?
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Postby Zaheer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:47 am

AA,

Mir sheely can't you post the information at this forum.Is something ******* in it or what.

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Postby lambda » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:06 pm

that doesn't have any details about its launch, just about its customization.
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Postby mir_sheely » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:42 pm

Ask Dr Habib, the project is running in Pakistan under his supervision.
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Postby Zaheer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:17 pm

AA,

Dr Habib wrote following:

[quote]What is OLPC?

1. OLPC means one laptop per child as in Urdu we call it “Ek Bachay ka ek Laptopâ€
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Postby mahin_pk » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:52 pm

Contact of Dr Habib:

Any one interested to play a role in making OLPC Pakistan oriented is welcome to contact me. Thank you

--Habib Khan, PhD Harvard
Director Education, South and Cantral Asia, OLPC Inc.

Cell: 0304-201-2184 or Land Phone: 282-9719
e-mail: drhabibk@post.harvard.edu


What is actually happening at Government of Pakistan's end following may help:

Pakistan has received 100 B-2 machines and is working on getting them deployed as a pilot project. While it may not be fair to generalize that teachers do not like to work as there certainly are several dedicated teachers both in rural as well as urban areas but working with less than perfect conditions is an accepted challenge for all ICT projects. Hence, part of the project is to identify champions and generate support at the appropriate levels before and during deployment.

Tariq Badsha, Member (IT) Minisry of IT, Government of Pakistan, tbadsha@moitt.gov.pk
original public post : http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan



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Help needed with Zekr

Postby osrc_server_expert » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:02 pm

Hi all

OSRC is also providing technical consultancy in this regard. I have been trying to get Zekr (Quran) to run on it. Though I finally have succeeded to run it on acutall OLPC there is still a lot of optimization needed. The creator of Zekr is also working with us on it.

For more info on Zekr
http://siahe.com/zekr/

If anyone from linuxpakistan can help, it would be wonderful.

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