Yesterday, 27th of March, 2008 was the BIG day for us. In coordination with Department of Education, Ministry of Education, we distributed Mero Sanu Sathi, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Laptop, to the students of 4th graders of Janajyoti Ni Ma Vi, Ugratara-8, Janagal, Kavre as a part of first ever pilot distribution of the laptop in Nepal, codenamed “Sunrise”. The laptops were distributed amidst a program chaired by Purna Bahadur Khatri, Chairman of School Management Committee. The officials from Department of Education, Nepal Government were also present in the distribution ceremony.
Along with the laptop, the school also received a School Server which contains extra books and contents that can be accessed on the laptop through wireless connection.
As the children start using the laptops, OLPC Nepal Community will be closely monitoring the performance and influence of laptop on the children along with its usage by them. Our real work has just begun..