New Activities for the New Year

July 8, 2012
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On Saturday July 7th, 2012, we conducted a Teachers’ Update Training session at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa for the primary school teachers who have been involved with the OLPC project at the school. Besides Harriet Vidyasagar who has been with the Merces OLPC project since its inception, Bindi Dharia, an intern […]

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Merces OLPC Reloaded

July 2, 2012
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After a year of uncertainty the grey clouds have finally lifted from the OLPC program at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa. We had a good visit to the school this morning – July 2nd 2012. The new principal Loretta Colaco, who has joined the school very recently, was very supportive. But the […]

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A Visit to Khairat

June 28, 2012
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The beginning of the monsoon and the first rains could only make the much awaited visit to Khairat village more exciting. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer enthusiasm and energy of the teacher Sandeep Surve who almost single handedly ensures that the OLPC project at the small village school in Khairat is a […]

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Geometry Camp at Merces School

April 7, 2012
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The OLPC program at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa, India experienced a minor setback in this academic year 2011 – 2012. However, despite all the uncertainty over the medium of instruction the XO classes did begin In November 2011 albeit irregularly. We were able to organise a Geometry camp on April 2nd […]

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What Next?

October 14, 2011
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Just when everything seemed to be going great guns, especially with the Merces school including the XO class in their academic timetable for 3rd & 4th grade and other schools showing interest in starting the Sugar-OLPC program, we find ourselves faced with issues that make it difficult to catapult to the next level, in fact […]

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The Workshop Film

October 12, 2011
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It’s finally online! The film ‘Sugar and Spice’ that we made as part of the process documentation for the ‘Digital Stories in Sugar’ workshop held in April this year has now been uploaded on YouTube. The workshop was held at Our Lady of Merces High School in Merces, Goa over ten days between 1st and […]

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Upgrading Sugar on 104 XOs!

August 30, 2011
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Before the new academic year and the XO classes at Our Lady of Merces High School could start, we decided to check on the condition of all the XOs at the school, as well as those at Nirmala Institute of Education (kept there for use during Teacher Training courses). Some problems had been reported by […]

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