[Linux-aus] [SLUG] $11.7m for OLPC Australia in the federal govt budget

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Wed May 9 12:49:37 EST 2012

On 9 May 2012 11:50, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> <sridhar at dhanapalan.com> wrote:
>> "The Australian Government is providing over $11 million to support
>> the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Program which will deliver over 50,000
> Thats pretty awesome. Are OLPC still doing the 'buy one donate one' program?

OLPC Australia (which is an independent entity based in Sydney) does
not run such a programme, for many logistical, educational and
financial reasons. The OLPC Association (which is based in Miami) has
run Give One Get One (G1G1) a few times for limited periods in the

A core belief of OLPC Australia is that technology cannot be
successfully deployed without teacher training and buy-in from the
school, children and community. Our programme to address that is
called One Education: http://www.one-education.org/

You can fill in the contact form on that site if you would like to
know more, would like to help, or are a school that would like to
participate in the programme.

I am Engineering Manager and I also manage technical support. I'd be
happy to discuss further if you'd like to assist in those areas.


"Our mission is to enhance learning opportunities for over 500,000
primary school aged children by providing each one with a connected XO
laptop as part of a sustainable training and support program, by

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