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Slides: Engaging Nepali kids with free software

Slides from Martin Dluhoš' LibrePlanet 2015 talk about One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

OLPC is an educational project whose goal is to provide resources to children around the world to be able to learn in a self-directed manner using an inexpensive laptop. Earlier this year, Martin spent six months in Nepal volunteering for the local educational non-profit OLE Nepal, which employs OLPC laptops to provide better educational opportunities in schools that lack resources and governmental support. Kids from elementary schools chosen for the laptop program get to learn with interactive activities that OLE designed based on Nepali curricula.

During his stay, he had a few chances to visit some of these schools and witness XOs (OLPC laptops running the free operating system Sugar) in action in the classroom. In his talk, he shares his observations about the number of ways in which the laptop program is making a meaningful impact on Nepali children's learning.


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