Hi Eckart, The delay is my fault. Fortunate got me a draft proposal that I was to review back in May, but I had a family emergency, then got swamped with other unexpected work for another NGO.
The Laptops to Lesotho project is still very much alive and active. I am hoping to tackle Fortunate's evaluation proposal within the next week. On a related topic, in the next few weeks Fortunate and I are hoping to put together a paper on our project to submit for the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development to be held in March 2012 in Atlanta. I'm sorry for any inconvenience I've caused. We will keep you posted on our progress. Best regards, Janissa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Janissa Balcomb Laptops to Lesotho Inc. www.laptopstolesotho.org ______________________________________________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: Eckart Zollner To: 'OLPC South Africa Interest Group' ; 'Arthur Attwell' Cc: 'Janissa' ; email@example.com ; 'Craig Balcomb' Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:42 PM Subject: RE: [Olpc-za] looking for someone to do scientific evaluation of OLPC-like project Janissa I spoke with Fortunate about this more than a month ago and was promised this document "within days". I have not heard back since. regards Eckart Zollner Implementation of "Practical advice that works" Cell: +27 (0) 82 990 3460 Tel: +27 (0) 11 440 1421 Fax: +27 (0) 86 666 3460 Net: www.iib.ws Skype: eckart.zollner DISCLAIMER: The information transmitted is confidential and for use by the intended recipient only. Any persons or entities other than the intended recipient are prohibited from the review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information. If anyone other than the intended recipient receives this message, please return the message to the sender by replying to it and then delete the message from your computer. -----Original Message----- From: olpc-za-boun...@lists.laptop.org [mailto:olpc-za-boun...@lists.laptop.org] On Behalf Of jbalc...@laptopstolesotho.org Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:13 PM To: Arthur Attwell Cc: Janissa; firstname.lastname@example.org; Craig Balcomb; OLPC-za Subject: Re: [Olpc-za] looking for someone to do scientific evaluation of OLPC-like project Hi Eckart, We have a team member in South Africa at Rhodes University who is overseeing this. Her name is Fortunate Gunzo and her email address is fgu...@gmail.com. She is putting together a brief for the research. Please feel free to contact her to discuss this. If you could copy me on any emails with her, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Janissa ______________________________________ > Hi Janissa > > This is fascinating, thank you. Is this info online as a post (I > didn't see it on the OLPC Lesotho blog)? I'd love to tweet it at @electricbook. > > Best wishes > > Arthur > > -- > Arthur Attwell > Chief Executive, EBW > http://ebw.co > http://twitter.com/electricbook > > Janissa Balcomb said the following on 2011/05/12 05:13 AM: >> Laptops to Lesotho Inc., a U.S.-based nonprofit organization >> established in 2009, distributes refurbished G1G1 XO-1 laptops >> purchased on ebay.com to children in remote mountain villages in >> Lesotho. We are using what we think is a rather unique approach to >> setting up a computer program in a developing nation, and we would >> like to find a research person or group to do an in-depth, long-term >> evaluation of the efficacy of our project. > _______________________________________________ Olpc-za mailing list olpc...@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-za _______________________________________________ Research mailing list Research@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/research