On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Gautam John <gautam(a)prathambooks.org>wrote;wrote:
Worth checking out for the Chapter? And the Trust?
Maybe both together?
"Datawind, the inventor of world's cheapest tablet computer – UbiSlate
– has joined hands with NASSCOM Foundation to help bridge the digital
divide in India.
Partnership focuses to announce a contest targeting the non-profit
network across India, wherein 10 of them will stand an opportunity to
win 20 Aakash tablets/UbiSlates each, to improve their operations and
programme implementation, said a press release.
The contest will open between December 2011 and January 2012.
How will the winning streak be decided? Each of the participating
organizations will have to showcase how best the UbiSlate will be used
for socio-economic challenges such as education, health and
NASSCOM Foundation definitely sees potential for the information and
communication technologies sector playing a crucial role in the
process of social change."
Suneet Singh Tuli, the founder of Datawind, spoke about this at TEDxGateway
in Mumbai on Sunday, and expressed a personal interested in providing free
Aakash tablets for 'developmental' purposes. (He's verbally committed 500
free tablets to another Indian non-profit I know).
He lives in Canada; it may be worth talking to him too.
Also, seconding Gautam's idea: can the chapter and trust speak to each
other and figure out who has the drive, inclination, ability and capacity
to take this forward? (Working together never a bad idea, imho).