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OLPC in Vietnam: Vung Vieng village and

[caption id="attachment_1336" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="A student in Vietnam"]A students in Vietnam[/caption] I recently attended a presentation given by Nancie Severs, one of our dedicated volunteers. She had just returned from Vietnam where she donated her time to a school in small floating fishing village.  She published a partial account of her experiences organizing a small team to bring one laptop per child to Vung Vieng village.  Read how she overcame environmental, cultural and energy challenges to pilot the first deployment ever to this area of the world on the Vung Vieng wiki page. Meanwhile, long-time OLPC volunteer and crack developer Mario Behling has started exploring larger-scale projects in Vietnam, and set up a lovely website ( about the projects there and blogs about them, including Marina's work in Saigon.


T.K. Kang (not verified) says: Great to more deployment in South East Asia region!! A great step for more to come !! Congratulation to the all and a Happy Year of the Tiger which I think is also celebrated by people in Vietnam. February 12, 2010 at 5 am

Marie Stuart Noel (not verified) says: Sean should become a volunteer for One Laptop per Child. February 12, 2010 at 3 pm

Mario (not verified) says: Sean, thank you for putting the spot light onto our efforts in Vietnam. We are bringing together a fantastic crowd of people here, who will certainly make OLPC Vietnam a big success. February 16, 2010 at 12 am

Mario (not verified) says: Last November we organized GNOME.Asia ( and many of the volunteers and participants were excited to hear about OLPC. While there are challenges, progress is fast and many young people (and older ones as well) are open to new ideas and teaching and leaning methods that put learners in the middle. February 16, 2010 at 12 am

Mario (not verified) says: After learning a lot during my work with OLPC Afghanistan ( and Mike Dawson I realize even more, that we are facing similar challenges all over the world. And we are profiting a lot from the experience made elsewhere. February 16, 2010 at 12 am

Mario (not verified) says: Just like in Afghanistan, Nepal, Urugay ... we need teachers who can help students to achieve the most, teachers who can also work like trainers. Even more than ever before - with the exploding access to knowledge through the Internet and OLPCs, it is impossible to know everything. The XO as a training device is already helping us a lot to push new ideas of working together, sharing and self motivated learning in the region. So, I can see many opportunities for our goals in Vietnam. February 16, 2010 at 12 am

Mario (not verified) says: We are currently also planning to increase public awareness during Barcamp Mekong on May 8 in Cantho ( and FOSSASIA ( from Nov. 12-14, 2010 in the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Hope to see you and many OLPC folks there. I would love to have a dedicated OLPC track there. February 16, 2010 at 12 am

Nancie Severs and her trip to Vung Vieng Village | One Lapto (not verified) says: [...] is the story Nancie Severs of New Hampshire relayed when she presented at OLPC’s Cambridge headquarters.  Hearing Nancie speak is inspiring. She has heart and energy. Last year she visited the Vung [...] June 13, 2010 at 7 pm

Mass Innovation September 15, 2010 Review | Neuron Robotics (not verified) says: [...] Laurence‘s favorite charity is One Laptop Per Child. I think I’ll go check out OLPC, [...] September 17, 2010 at 5 pm