10 New OLPC’s Donated to Deepam


Friends – We have some good news – Our Friends at Cognizant (CTS ) / Team Everest have donated 10 new OLPC’s to Deepam. These laptops will be used at the new centre that Deepam’s starting this weekend at Alwarpet,Chennai. The class 4/5 students at this school will benefit from these machines.

Anuradha ( quick thinking, as always), has some wonderful ideas to put the OLPCs to use, at the centre. We will hear more from her, in the coming days .

A big thanks to Kartheeban Chandramohan, founder of Team Everest for supporting Deepam. Also, thanks to Srini for liaising with Team Everest and making this happen.

Comments (01)

  1. Donated? And such a small number … is OLPC supporting this? Imho: OLPC's policy and experiences give clear guidelines:
    1. massive, everybody or… nothing.
    2. All the rest is dangerous and may give rise to situations that will shed a negative image to OLPC. One to start with: jealousy and criticism by compettitors either it works and comptettition will say …sure it worked… it was a small group that was pampered (by some hyper-rich foundation). And if it goes wrong: you see … it's not working.
    Just a request for comments..

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