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"Tag a laptop, spread education"
LABDOO is a humanitarian social network joined by people around the world who want to make our planet a better place by providing those in underdeveloped regions a chance at a better education. The goal of the social network is to send unused laptops, ebook readers, tablet-PCs and any device that can be loaded with education software to needy schools around the world using colaboration and without incurring any economic or environmental costs. There is a very large number of stories taking place within the Labdoo social network (take a look at the global activity feed) and this newsletter can only capture a few of them. If your story does not show up and you feel that it is worth spreading, please send an email to email@example.com and the editor of this newsletter will make any possible effort to include it in the next issue.
The Labdoo Team.
When it comes to spreading education, we are all part of the same solution. Here are the 5 simple Labdoo Steps explained in a short and fun video. Help us by sharing this clip to your friends, relatives and network of contacts, this will allow them to understand what each of us can do to help spread education around the world. Whether from your home, from your work, from your school, or anywhere, every small contribution makes a difference!
Subtitles are included for various languages. You can choose and share the video according to your language. If you would like to translate the subtitles to other languages, write a note to the Labdoo translation team at https://www.labdoo.org/content/translations/activities or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy sharing time!
The calculated average net sanitation time per laptop dropped to 6 minutes and the number of sanitized laptops grew by 35%! This record was achieved last Saturday during a laptop sanitation workshop which took place in Oberwil-Lieli, Switzerland, organized by Frank Geisler. With an improved clever process, developed by the Swiss team, sanitized laptops for children and schools in the world can now be generated even faster. Our supporters from allover Switzerland moved around half a ton of material and consumed 1.5 liters of coffee, 4.5 liters of softdrinks and various cakes, muffins and salties. The weight of all sanitized laptops was too high for the little handcart and it ran out of steam with flat tires. At the end of the day a huge amount of laptops were handed over to our Swiss EdooVillage run by Simon Marti from Active Asyl in Lucerne, Switzerland. Simon was over the moon and he and his team will use the laptops to foster integration and educate refugees and their families: http://www.active-asyl.ch
April 22 was Earth Day. Thanks for partnering with Labdoo and for helping to keep our Planet Green.
Labdoo laptops delivered in a school in Sagada, Togo, from Labdooers in Germany. Great job, keep the human chain active to help bring education to schools. More details and pictures about this edoovillage project here:
Here is a wonderful story about how a boy from Madrid created a team to help spread education to schools in Mexico and Togo using the Labdoo collaborative tools. Our young entrepreneur and activist Alejandro together with his classmates in Madrid are an example of how we can all together unite our forces to make our planet more sustainable while helping others reach education. You can visit their hub at https://www.labdoo.org/hub?h=413.
The Labdoo story was presented at EYEcatalunya (http://www.eyecatalunya.com/en/), a leading forum on Arts, Science and Social Activism. The event was physically hosted in Barcelona and broadcasted over the global Internet. We talked about the work Labdoo is doing to help bring education laptops to schools around the globe and our forthcoming strategies to continue to help a growing number of schools.
We have some exciting news to share... Labdoo is launching a new program to provide online technical support to schools around the world who receive Labdoo laptops and tablets. That's right! we are calling it the Labdoo Global Support Program or LGS for short and you will find all the information under this page https://goo.gl/MTHcC2. Join us in this global effort to spread knowledge and education!
Thank you friends for bringing all the big smiles to us!
Labdoo.org e.V. (Deutschland) is a winner of Google's Impact Challenge 2016. With this award, Google supports and honors the work of our Labdooers in Germany.
When it comes to carrying an aid mission to help others around the globe, it's important to do so in an open and transparent manner. And a big part of this goal is being able to openly share information and efficiently move data around. Within the Labdoo aid social network you will find the tools to help you bring your unused laptop to a needy school, and now we just added one more cool feature. Data exports allows you to download the data presented in each of the Labdoo dashboards by simply clicking on the orange button "Download data". A CSV file (viewable from your favorite spreadsheet application) will be downladed, which you can now keep offline or use to forward snapshots of your work to your peers. This allows you to report on actions taken by you or your team to other people in a fun and efficient manner. Look for the orange 'Download data' button in your dashboard and check it out!
The Labdoo Project wil be sending laptops to a school project in Haiti. This adds country number 110 to the list of countries where Labdoo is currently deploying laptops. Thanks to everyone's work for making this possible!
A great cooperation across the globe between our hubs in California (South), Switzerland and various dootrippers. Thank you!
Let me introduce Blanca to you, our little hero of the day. Blanca is a Junior High student in Barcelona (2nd of ESO), and she's already made a first step towards making our World a better place. How? with a simple act: writing and presenting in front of her class her essay on how together we can help make a cleaner Planet and at the same time spread education to so many other kids around the world that unfortunately do not have access to education the way Blanca has it. We have the technology, we have the excess capacity, we know how we are going to do it, and we have the determination to do it. When it comes to education, there is no compromise. We are all one, one story, one objective, one journey, all united towards the same destination: a world where education becomes a Universal Right for all, as free as the air we breathe.
Pictures are a very important part of what we do at Labdoo, because they provide a way for people to see the results of all our actions united. Good pictures provide (1) transparency as they allow users to see their devices deployed in schools (and not piling up as eWaste) and (2) they help motivate people to continue to contribute even more unused laptops and tablets to schools around the world. On top of that, good pictures are just fun!