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  • Talking Script: The School is on the left is a typical public Nepali School, Very simple with open windows, no electricity, and a mud floor. The school on the right is the prestigious Ullens school in Kathmandu, a private school with great facilities
  • OLPC Nepal Presentation w/ script

    1. 1. A Tale of Two Schools OLPC NEPAL
    2. 2. Inside a Rural Classroom
    3. 3. Inside Ullens
    4. 4. Teachers
    5. 5. Teachers
    6. 6. Students
    7. 7. Students
    8. 8. Special Challenges For Rural Students
    9. 9. Special Challenges For Students
    10. 10. Special Challenges For Students
    11. 11. The “Quality Divide” These Two Schools represent the Quality Divide in Nepali education Is There any way to bridge this divide?
    12. 12. Looking for a Solution <ul><li>In 2001, a group of American Educators formed to find solutions that could bridge the Quality Divide in the Developing World </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for these solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child-centered, Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be customized to Local Language and Customs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Children “Learn Learning” </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. One Laptop Per Child <ul><li>In 2002, this group approached Nicholas Negroponte of the MIT Media Lab </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, they announced the One Laptop Per Child Project </li></ul>
    14. 14. One Laptop Per Child <ul><li>OLPC designed a durable, inexpensive laptop computer specifically for children in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop is simply a medium for education like books, laboratories, toy blocks, etc. </li></ul>
    15. 15. What makes this Laptop so special? <ul><li>Designed for Children </li></ul><ul><li>Low Power </li></ul><ul><li>Durable, Robust, Climate protected , and contains only safe, non-toxic materials </li></ul><ul><li>Children can use the laptop to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Free software and content based on “ Open Source ” principles </li></ul>
    16. 16. A Solution for Nepal
    17. 17. A Solution for Nepal <ul><li>We believe that together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitized national curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OLPC “XO” Laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can bridge the Quality Divide </li></ul>
    18. 18. A Solution for a New Nepal <ul><li>Extends the reach of Nepal's strong curriculum and teacher training program </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Tongue Education </li></ul>
    19. 19. OLPC Progress and Strategy
    20. 20. Participating Countries Countries piloting OLPC in Summer 2007 Countries to pilot in 2008 UAE is committed to purchasing 1 Million laptops for Pakistan
    21. 21. Implementation <ul><li>This project can only succeed with the full support and leadership of the MoES and Dept of Education. </li></ul><ul><li>To participate, the MoES and Dept. of Education need to indicate their interest to OLPC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no minimum order requirement </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. OLPC Nepal <ul><li>A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to helping the Government of Nepal implement the One Laptop Per Child vision </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by Shankar Pokharel and Ankur Sharma while at Nepal Engineering College </li></ul>
    23. 23. But Nepal is a poor country, why do kids need laptops? This project is not about technology It is about providing every child in Nepal with access to the national curriculum in the most appropriate and effective forms We have a number of measures to discourage the theft and sale of the laptops
    24. 24. Costs <ul><li>Teacher Training </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Support </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul>This project will require extensive Teacher Training and Support
    25. 25. Financing <ul><li>Laptop expected to last Five Years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$100 over 5 years -- $20 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB) financing OLPC for Argentina and Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>UAE purchasing 1 million laptops for Pakistan </li></ul>
    26. 26. Possible Next Steps <ul><li>Create a government Task Force to pursue One Laptop Per Child </li></ul><ul><li>Digitize and Improvise the Government Curriculum for this laptop and future ICT initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Mother Tongue Education Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Include the digitized curriculum and laptop in next year's pilot of the three year education plan </li></ul>
    28. 28. Questions and Answers