Echanges avec OLPC China
From: Adrian Batlle
Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: give laptop
To: Swann jie
Thank you for your interest in our initiative. One Laptop Per Child is currently offering a program called Give Many. The Give Many program was designed for groups that are interested in 100 laptops or more, but are not yet ready for an order in the thousands. The majority of our Give Many participants are NGOs and private donors that would like to provide laptops for a community in need. OLPC does not currently have pilot criteria, we believe all school situations have individual needs and hope the XO laptop can be used to promote creativity and expression in children.
Through the Give Many program, participants receive laptops and are able to manage their use however they believe best fits the need of their community. For example, in some areas, connectivity to the internet is not possible and schools opt to use the laptop for its activities and not the internet feature. In other areas, Wi-Fi hot spots (wireless access points) are available and laptop connectivity is more feasible. In either case, the laptops are able to communicate with one another (simple mesh network) and are a wonderful learning and connectivity tool for children, their families and the community at large. The internet feature of the laptop is a wonderful asset, but the laptop has many other learning components that contribute to its success in education.
A basic orientation on the XO laptop can be found at http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/start/. This information can assists administrators and users in how to get started. There is a guide to using activities, getting connected, inviting a friend, etc. Many of the Give Many users find this to be the best source of information for getting started.
Our GiveMany program is structured as follows:
Give 100+ $299 per laptop 50+ additional laptops will be sent to a country designated by OLPC 50+ (Haiti, Rwanda, Mongolia, Cambodia, and Afghanistan)
Give 1000+ $249 per laptop 250+ additional laptops will be sent to a country designated by OLPC
Give 10000+ $200 per laptop Donor may direct all donated laptops anywhere in the world
In each case, the donor designates where the laptops are sent
I will need to get you a shipping quote based on your quantity and destination, as this is not included in the price.
Delivery will take place before the end of 2008.
GiveMany Donations Leader
Sales and Distribution
One Laptop Per Child
________________________________________ From: Swann jie
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:42 AM
Subject: give laptop
I would like more information on how to organise a group giving for 100 laptops? To China.
I am located in France, Paris.