Sugar-OLPC in Goa, India
Kids are delighted to have the XOs - personalised with their names stuck on them. February 5, 2013

XS Learning with Sameer Verma

January 29, 2013
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In January 2013, Sameer Verma from SFSU, during a trip to India, visited Goa – a detour that happened mostly because of Harriet Vidyasagar’s efforts to keep all the working OLPC projects in India visible to the outside world, while simultaneously ensuring that we got the best minds to get a firsthand look at the […]

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Sugar Training for Nirmala-KG Teachers

November 15, 2012
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The Sugar Training Workshop for the teachers at Nirmala Kindergarten was held between 5th and 8th November 2013, two and a half hours each day for the four days. Besides giving an overview of Sugar, the training also focused on some specific activities that cater to children of the age group that we were dealing […]

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Second Sugar-OLPC Project in Goa

October 25, 2012
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Nirmala Institute of Education (NIE), our primary partners in the OLPC project here in Goa, have around 18 XO-1s with them, which were initially kept there with the idea of using them for centralised Teacher Training workshops for Sugar for the Goa OLPC projects. But, since we have only the Merces school project on the […]

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Walter’s Talk at GIM

September 12, 2012
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(GIM) Walter during his talk.

During his visit to India (see earlier post Walter Bender’s India Visit) Walter spoke at various public events. While in Goa, he also addressed the students of the Goa Institute of Management at their campus in Sanquelim, Goa. Here is the 3-part video of ‘Learning to Change the World’ – his talk at the Goa […]

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Walter Bender’s India Visit

September 12, 2012
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(NIE) Walter gets the traditional welcome at Nirmala Institute of Education before his talk.

Walter Bender, founder of Sugar Labs, was in India during August 2012. Read the summary of his visit in his own words in this blog post.. I’ll be posting here about specific aspects of his visit and the follow up action and enthusiasm that it has triggered in the Sugar/OLPC community here, but till then, […]

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Learning Shapes with the Turtle

July 12, 2012
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On Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th of July 2012, we had two Turtle Art sessions with the children of Class 4 at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa, India. Class 4 in this school has two divisions, each with around 55 children, so the two sessions were necessary for us to cover the […]

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