(from newsletter)

With our Immokalee pilot in full swing and our Nicaragua pilot starting in August, this summer has been an exciting blur of activity at Waveplace.

To kick things off, we had a great story done on us by NPR, which kicked off a wave of new interest in our efforts. To date, we’ve received inquiries from more than fifty organizations around the world hoping to do similar work as Waveplace. Also last month, I participated in a worldwide video conference hosted by Duke University. All things OLPC are really starting to gain momentum.

Just now I spoke with our three Waveplace mentors in Nicaragua. They flew in last night and are now prepping for our first classes tomorrow. As in Immokalee, we’ll start with a workshop for the local teachers, then help everyone through the six-week pilot. This will be our first Spanish pilot, and first using solar panels from OLPC, since the school has no electricity.

Stay tuned for more video from Immokalee and Nicaragua. We’ve also started our textbook, which we hope to release by November 1st.

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