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C. Scott Ananian just posted a bunch of videos from Peru's MiniEd on his exciting, sporadic blog.
My favorite is the Children's Song (ogg), which sings about the joy of learning with an XO.Read the rest of this entry

2010 Internships open in Rwanda, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua

The OLPC Association is pleased to announce new internship opportunities for the coming year.  Country support interns will support an established deployment for 3 to 12 months, in one of four countries: Rwanda, Paraguay, Peru, or Nicaragua.
[caption id="attachment_1183" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Learning outside with an intern teaching assistant in 2009"]Learning outside in Peru[/caption]
Support interns serve a vital role in building local capacity of partnering countries and organizations.  Innovators in business, engineering, social sciences, computer science, and public relations will be paired with experts in local knowledge and community building.  Teams will work alongside local school children, teachers, community members, and government officials to accelerate each country toward their long-term goals for education development.   Projects range from technical infrastructure support and local software design to advocacy and classroom assistance.  Internships are open to students over the age of 18. There are also internship opportunities in grant writing and foundation outreach.  These interns will work remotely, conducting research and working with country deployments to formulate and submit grant proposals.  These are unpaid internships, with possible opportunities to travel to partnering countries. Apply for an internship online, or find out more about the program. Read the rest of this entry

Peru plans OLPC expansion for next year

Peru is planning to expand their OLPC program to reach every primary school in the country next year.  Last week, during a meeting with regional leaders from the country's 24 departments, Oscar Becerra commented on plans for the program to reach over 16,000 primary schools across the country - though not every child in each of those schools will have an XO at first.

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