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OLPC for Haiti

Haiti has been devastated by the recent earthquake.  Official estimates are that 110,000 people died and in the Port-au-Prince area, 75% of schools were destroyed.  We are exploring what we can to support the children and schools we have been working with there.  People on the ground in Haiti urgently need sanitation, water, food, and shelter. Please consider donating to one of these aid groups working on essential services on the ground: * UNICEF * World Food Program * Partners In Health We are doing what we can for the 60 schools that we have been working with in Haiti - primarily planning for the spring after the first phase of rebuilding is underway.  We will be sending a group of OLPCorps volunteers to Haiti later this year, and are organizing a used XO drive to recover XOs that can be refurbished and sent to Haiti.   Luckily, our Haitian team (technical and in the government) was not hurt in the earthquake, and they are planning to help displaced students get back to school as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, around the US, people (including our own Adam Holt and Tim Falconer) have been gathering in CrisisCamps to brainstorm ways to better use collaborative technology to help groups on the ground.  If you are technically-minded, there is a real demand for programmers and interface designers to help some of these projects thrive.

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james (not verified) says: Thats good idea January 24, 2010 at 7 am

Martin Smith (not verified) says: what's the point of sending this post? it wud've made sense if you guys were sending relief to haiti. what am I missing ?? January 27, 2010 at 12 am

John (not verified) says: The article states "to recover XOs in the US". I have an unused G1G1 XO that I would like to donate but I am in Canada. Does anyone know if the program can accepts shipments from Canada? January 27, 2010 at 10 am

karl (not verified) says: I'm happy to donate my unused XO to your Haiti recovery effort. Many thanks for all that you do! January 27, 2010 at 12 pm

Cindy (not verified) says: What is the phone number for OLPC FOR HAITI c/o Exel? I need to enter a phone number to ship my OX by fedex. Thanks! January 27, 2010 at 5 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: Quando Prof. Negroponte iniciou sua visita ao BRASIL, alertamos sobre a questão do projeto OLPC . Eu mandei uma mensagem para o MIT diretamente ao Profgessor Negroponte. Não obtive resposta. Agora, novamente, recebo mensagens do OLPC, acredito que seja apenas para pedir donativos, mesmo assim, arrisco mais uma vez tentar o diálogo: January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: Minha organização tem um projeto para criar centrais de remanufaturamento de laptops a montagem de laptops novos. Com nossa proposta, negroponte teria ganho a concorrencia brasileira, pois a logística incluia mão de obra de estudantes para montagem e manutenção dos equipamentos. January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: Agora, parece que nosso projeto atenderia as necessidades dos Haitianos. Podemos, novamente, ajudar OLPC com seus esforços no Haiti e além disto, viabilizar sua entrada no Brasil. Preciso de uma oportunidade para falar com dirigentes do OLPC em Portugues, pois não falo outro idioma. January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: Atenciosamente, January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr
Presidente do Prosedis
OSCIP Cert. Ministério da Justiça January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

Prof. Jair Quadros Jimenez Jr (not verified) says: São Paulo Brasil
55 11 3904.1830
55 11 7266 3609 January 27, 2010 at 7 pm

sj (not verified) says: @John, thanks for the catch, of course Canadian and other XO owners are encouraged to send their unused XOs as well; the mention of the US was to clarify that most of the 75-80k G1G1 'get' XOs went to donors in the US. January 28, 2010 at 3 am

Ramón Sereno (not verified) says: Congratulations! January 28, 2010 at 5 am

paul (not verified) says: @Cindy -- the phone number shouldn't be required, at least not according to the information here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_for_Haiti January 28, 2010 at 10 am

Adlay G. Stevenson (not verified) says: Con mucho gusto me gustaría formar parte del grupo "OLPC for Haiti". Soy Integrante de un Partido Político; Unión Demócrata Independiente en mi País (Chile), vivo en la zona sur un lugar llamado Temuco IX región de la Araucanía, hago trabajo social desde la política porque creo que este es un buen instrumento para generar los cambio que una Nación necesita, para llevarles justicia social, distribución equilibrada de la riqueza, brindar las posibilidades de mejorar o crear las oportunidades para que más personas se puedan beneficiar, por ello creo en la labor que uds realizan, formar parte de un equipo como el vuestro para mi seria un orgullo y presumo que tengo algo que aportar, fundamentalmente la sola idea me entusiasma y creo ayudará enormemente a mi crecimiento humano... sin más me despido con un afectuoso abrazo para todo el equipo y muy especialmente al Sr., Negroponte. January 30, 2010 at 3 pm

Adlay G. Stevenson (not verified) says: Nota: Mi Titulo "Perito Especializado en Administración de Empresa" otorgado en Argentina, País en donde me crié y me forme. llegue a Chile motivado por aportar desde el que hacer político, ardua tarea pero muy gratificante cuando sabes que por tu intervención consigues que la gente mejore su condición y se renueven las esperanzas. Repito espero me hagan participe de su equipo, tengo gran admiración por la labor que desarrollan. January 30, 2010 at 3 pm

Helping Haiti: Part 3 « SaigonOLPC (not verified) says: [...] Helping Haiti: Part 3 February 1, 2010 Filed under: Vietnam — verhovzeva @ 11:15 pm Tags: Boston, Haiti, OLPC, Sugar, volunteering, XO On Jan 21 SJ posted an update about work in CrisisCamps and Haiti OLPC http://blog.laptop.org/2010/01/21/olpc-for-haiti/ [...] February 1, 2010 at 11 pm