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The Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Vietnam OLPC Laptop Project




   The First Deployment of XO Laptops To
             Child...
Located in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
                •  The VVV is located in Bai
                   Tu Long Bay, Vietnam.

   ...
The VVV is a Floating Village




•  Remote, Poor, and Off the Electrical Grid
         •  Accessible to Visitors
Site Profile and Goals

•  Low village literacy rate   •  Increase literacy and
•  24 kids ages 7 -13 attend      computer...
Transporting the XOs to Vietnam

By Air:
From Boston to Bangkok
Then Bangkok to Hanoi
By Van:
From Hanoi to Ha Long City
B...
Building the Vietnam Team

             •    Nancie Severs
             •    Mr. Tuyen Luong
             •    Ms. Nguyet ...
Creating Infrastructure and Good Will




•    Local Resources and Useful Friends
•    Professional Appearance
•    The Ne...
The Teacher Training Certificate
Ceremony Day: The first time most of the
children and adults have seen a laptop.
Teacher Training in the VVV
VVV Children Experiment with the XOs




The First Activity Should Teach:
•    How to open and close the XO
•    How to po...
We Used The “Speak” Activity




The Language Menu Includes Vietnamese!
The Second XO Class




We Practiced:
•    How To Turn On, Open & Close Activities, & Shut Down
•    How to Use the Touch ...
It’s Break Time but the Kids Want More
Life in the Vung Vieng Village
Power and Community Benefit
              •  Generator operates 2
                 to 3 hours a day
              •  Goal:...
VVV Project Inventory
•  13 XOs                           •  12 green and white ear buds
•  1 new extra battery           ...
Challenges & Needs: $ & Dong
•  XO language & keyboard            Decisions
   are not Vietnamese
                        ...
The Future: Sustainability & Expansion

•    Goal: 1 XO per VVV child in school
•    Goal: Server, powered by solar
•    G...
The VVV Children Need More XOs
Micro-deployments Spread OLPC
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The First Deployment of XO Laptops To
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  1. 1. The Vung Vieng Fishing Village Vietnam OLPC Laptop Project The First Deployment of XO Laptops To Children in Vietnam Nancie Severs, 2010
  2. 2. Located in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam •  The VVV is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam. •  In Northeast Vietnam, about 40 kilometers from the mainland. •  Approximately 165 k from Hanoi and 130 k from the Chinese border. •  Ha Long Bay has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. 3. The VVV is a Floating Village •  Remote, Poor, and Off the Electrical Grid •  Accessible to Visitors
  4. 4. Site Profile and Goals •  Low village literacy rate •  Increase literacy and •  24 kids ages 7 -13 attend computer literacy among the 3 room school children and adults •  Limited learning •  Increase teaching resources resources in the VVV •  High dropout rate from •  Increase school age 10 plus attendance rate •  High School attendance •  Increase % of kids is rare prepared for and attending high school
  5. 5. Transporting the XOs to Vietnam By Air: From Boston to Bangkok Then Bangkok to Hanoi By Van: From Hanoi to Ha Long City By Boat: From Hong Gai to the Vung Vieng Fishing Village
  6. 6. Building the Vietnam Team •  Nancie Severs •  Mr. Tuyen Luong •  Ms. Nguyet (Hanoi) •  Ms. Hong •  Mr. Ninh •  The VVV Teachers •  Power Consultants •  Other Members
  7. 7. Creating Infrastructure and Good Will •  Local Resources and Useful Friends •  Professional Appearance •  The New Vietnam Team Learns by “Doing” •  Benefits and Rewards for Volunteers
  8. 8. The Teacher Training Certificate
  9. 9. Ceremony Day: The first time most of the children and adults have seen a laptop.
  10. 10. Teacher Training in the VVV
  11. 11. VVV Children Experiment with the XOs The First Activity Should Teach: •  How to open and close the XO •  How to power on and properly shut down the XO •  How to use the track-pad •  How to open and close an Activity •  How to have Fun
  12. 12. We Used The “Speak” Activity The Language Menu Includes Vietnamese!
  13. 13. The Second XO Class We Practiced: •  How To Turn On, Open & Close Activities, & Shut Down •  How to Use the Touch Pad, Keyboard, Hover, & Zoom •  The XO is like a Whole Library. What’s a Library? •  We Have a Map of Vietnam!
  14. 14. It’s Break Time but the Kids Want More
  15. 15. Life in the Vung Vieng Village
  16. 16. Power and Community Benefit •  Generator operates 2 to 3 hours a day •  Goal: Clean power to charge XOs •  Goal: Teach Solar Technology •  Goal: Provide additional electricity for evening learning
  17. 17. VVV Project Inventory •  13 XOs •  12 green and white ear buds •  1 new extra battery •  5 Green and White Mouses •  15 tip cords without plugs •  6 Microphones •  2 "IGO" 12 Volt chargers •  5 flash storage USB sticks •  2 USB to Lan adapters •  1 Solar Charge Controller •  Various cables (Ethernet etc.) •  13 Solar Panels, •  2 Printed OLPC Laptop Manuals •  2 200Ah, 12 volt batteries •  6 Power strips •  1 Inverter
  18. 18. Challenges & Needs: $ & Dong •  XO language & keyboard Decisions are not Vietnamese •  Private/Corporate •  Add local team members Partners vs. NGO with computer & Internet support skills •  Paid vs. Volunteer •  Create teacher training •  Collaborative vs. stream Hierarchical •  Convince Vietnamese •  School vs. Extra- software developers to curricular work with Sugar •  Internet vs. Intranet •  Obtain government •  Costs: How to pay for support & assistance them
  19. 19. The Future: Sustainability & Expansion •  Goal: 1 XO per VVV child in school •  Goal: Server, powered by solar •  Goal: Internet in the VVV •  Goal: Replicate project in other floating villages
  20. 20. The VVV Children Need More XOs
  21. 21. Micro-deployments Spread OLPC
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