Thursday, July 14, 2011

Site Visit: Kibwezi

Yesterday we made a site visit to Kibwezi, (,, an OLPC deployment from 2009. The sponsors from Burke Church in Virgina are back checking on the progress of their deployment and updating the XOs, so we stopped in.

Already, the effects of the collaboration have begun:

  • We have connected Eric, their computer studies teacher, with Mutungi, our local partner and have begun building the OLPC Kenyan network.
  • We have learned what Kibwezi finds useful in the XOs, and have reconsidered these features for our own deployment.
    • In Kibwezi, they are very interested in using Gnome as a way to teach "normal" computer operations.
We are very excited to see this partnership blossom.

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