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Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community

UNRWA and OLPC have been working together in Gaza and the West Bank to implement community laptop programs this year. In many schools in such as this one in Ramallah, students use their XOs in class and out. These girls are on their way home.

Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community

Lessons don't last all day, and children from the nearby towns often spend time outside reading and playing (and sometimes laughing) once school lets out.

Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community

This year Ramallah held an XO Summer Camp to help hundreds of students learn how to use, repair, and teach with their laptops. Here two members of the Boys School take a rest in the shade.

Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community

In Gaza, the Rafah Refugee Camp saw an intensive and joyful deployment of XOs in the Spring. It took 10 months to get approval to deliver machines, but only 12 weeks for students and teachers to define their own projects and get families involved, and to hold a delightful public demonstration.

Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community

Over 2,000 children and teachers took part in the deployment, and hundreds of people took part in the summer festival and demonstration. Teachers at others schools came to learn how they could get involved.