Vanuatu, Tanna Island: Collège Technique et Lycée de Lowanatom (Vanuatu)


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Vanuatu, Tanna Island: Collège Technique et Lycée de Lowanatom (Vanuatu)


Lowanaton Mission
B.P. 12
Tanna Island , TA
19° 30' 15.1092" S, 169° 14' 49.5384" E
Tafea VU
Project title: 
Collège Technique et Lycée de Lowanatom (Vanuatu)
Number of teachers: 
Number of students: 
On-site point of contact: 

Antonio López García-Nieto
Dominik Maximilián Ramík

Project description: 

The intention of the present project is to help the school recover from damages suffered during the last year cyclone, when some of its precious equipment was lost and to improve access of the students and the teachers to computer technology.

The project is twofold.

1) The school wishes to complete the computers currently existing in its computer lab in order to allow the students to work each on his own machine during the classes to improve the effectiveness of the IT education the students receive. Ten computers would fulfill this mission.

2) The second intent is to equip the school library with computers. Currently, students and teachers use the books of the large school library as a valuable source of information, but giving access to computers equipped with proper educational software would greatly improve educational and self-growth possibilities for both the teachers and the students and help them to prepare better for their classes. A total of 10 computers is estimated to be needed to do this efficiently. The reason for placing a separate cluster of computers in the library is to ensure that the students and teachers can access them the most often possible as the computers in the IT lab are often taken due to pending classes.

All the computers will become a part of the local network and benefit from the shared access to the internet the school is subscribed to and from access to the school server with many offline educational resources such as the Wikipedia, dictionaries, Khan Academy and an educational media library. Both the computer lab and the library are sufficiently equipped to protect the valuable technology from theft, weather conditions and electric current outages. The technical part of the project, i.e. installation, maintenance and continuous technical support will be ensured by a skilled IT professional working at the school.


Project application: 
Green: the rest of the dootronics can be sent
Number of dootronics needed: 
Dootronics additional notes: 
13/4/2015 Patricia García NIeto wrote us exlaining about the Pam Cyclon, its consequences and help needed. Her cousin is in charge of the school, Brother Antonio Garcia-Nieto. He lives in the mission at LOWANATOM, Tanna Island, destroyed after the cyclon. Boys and girls dorms were also destroyed as well as study rooms, eating rooms, kitchen, capentry and sawing rooms, the small library and the nurse's office. Other 4 dorm rooms for the missionaries and the church were damaged too. In October 2016, after school rebuilding after the cyclon, they are ready to receive laptops. Some travelers are expected in Spring 2017. Dominik Ramik is going back to Vanuatu for good after Cameroun and will work on the IT project. In 2017 22 laptops have been sent to Vanuatu. In 2018 they had a small cyclon again with not much damage. Another set of 24 laptops is needed to replace some old laptops they had from a French association donation.
Local language(s): 
Additional information about language(s): 
The school is French speaking and a part of the French school system in Vanuatu (the country has also a parallel English school system). All material sent should be preferably in French localization and with French socket type.
Socket voltage: 
220-240 Volts
Socket type: 
Internet connection type: 
Internet additional notes: 
School is subscribed to an internet connexion, which is distributed internally over Ethernet and WiFi networks.
Date it was created: 16/06/15/
Date it was last updated: 13/03/23


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Dootronic ID Country Status Model Serial number Weight
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000008089 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Lenovo ThinkPad T61 L3L2373 3.00Kgms
000008114 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Lenovo ThinkPad X201i R9BDDKC 2.50Kgms
000008267 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Samsung X20 660E93EYC00152M 3.00Kgms
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000008317 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used HPCompaq 6710b cnU7401HWQM 3.00Kgms
000008537 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled HP Pavilion XZ355 TW22707486 2.50Kgms
000008595 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ASUS Eee PC 1000H P76RV-DHDR6-9GDPM-PB2JR-H8HVT 1.00Kgms
000008616 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled SONY Vaio VPCYB1S1E 27539765 5001744 1.46Kgms
000008720 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Toshiba NB500-10Z 2B387604k 1.20Kgms
000008897 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled DELL XPS m1210 277-696-344-43 2.00Kgms
000009096 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad Edge LR-786VW 2.50Kgms
000009153 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled acer TravelMate 4070 LXTBC050706340250A2500 3.00Kgms
000009156 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Lenovo 8922 L3HW878 3.00Kgms
000009168 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used acer Aspire 3682 200 LXAZL0Y03370210F692500 3.00Kgms
000009169 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Toshiba Satelitte Pro L20 X5169190W (04268) 3.00Kgms
000009171 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad Edge LR87Z7F 3.00Kgms
000009172 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad Edge LR6EG6 3.00Kgms
000009175 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled IBM ThinkPad T41 99GA22R 2.50Kgms
000009181 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used IBM ThinkPad R60e L3A7226 3.00Kgms
000009183 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used acer TravelMate 6463WLMi LXTDR06074703005562300 3.00Kgms
000009994 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Acer Aspire 7720Z LXAPS0X0488220358B1601 3.00Kgms
000010359 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Samsung SA11H ES0193AQ900340T 3.00Kgms
000011751 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Samsug Electronic 956G93CL300050A
000013323 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled HP mini 210-1000 CNF0078ZGX
000013488 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Toshiba Satellite pro t130-15p 3A037009W
000013494 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Toshiba Satellite pro t130-15p 3A037088W
000013539 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used SAMSUNG 497H93DL500131Z
000013707 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Asus Eee pc r101 A80AAS255004
000013754 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Asus x53s 79N0AS085914
000013756 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ACER Aspire 4810t
000013758 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ACER TravelMate 3004WTMi LXT7406051524030E2EM22
000013760 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo S10 EB10277312
000014059 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled msi FX700 MS-1751 00175111-SKU2K1012000016 3.00Kgms
000014066 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Sony Vaio VPCSB PCG-4121GM C609KDT1 3.00Kgms
000014067 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad T430 PB45PF0 3.00Kgms
000014070 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Sony Vaio PCG-9Z1M C10354DG 3.00Kgms
000015392 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Toshiba Tecra A10-11 98054143H 3.40Kgms
000015670 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ARNOVA 10b G2 40:2C:F4:81:C6:E2
000015671 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled GT-P1010 RJ1B803294A
000015672 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled NEXUS 7 08:60:6e:2d:71:9d
000015715 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled Brigmton BTPC-908QC 520908000045
000015803 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled DELL INSPIRON 500M CN-04Y212-48643-3AS-0265
000016567 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used DELL Latitude E5400 PP32LA
000016574 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used HP Compaq nc 6120 UnkownCNU5241ZYQ 2500.00Kgms
000016581 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ACER Aspire 3000 LXA5505544546120F10M01
000016601 Vanuatu [S6] Recycled ACER Extensa 5620 LXE980x028741240F7200
000016602 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used visa n1100 tw3ttfcclb7071734
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000020852 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Dell Inspiron 6400 CN-OXD720-48643-655-0254 3.50Kgms
000021026 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used HP Mini 5cd10204mp 1.50Kgms
000041700 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad L470 PF-0WMA48 17/11
000041729 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Lenovo ThinkPad L450 PF-08BGBV 15/03
000046626 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used Toshiba Portege Z936-P300 poo44640H 2.00Kgms
000046636 Vanuatu [S4] Deployed and being used HP Pavilion g6 5CD24820TS


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Dootrip #DepartureOriginDestinationStatusCapacityDootronics assigned
Dootrip #0000010072019-05-01T06:00:00Paris, FranceLowanatom, VanuatuCompleted76
Dootrip #0000002612016-11-18T09:00:00Vilafranca del Penedes, SpainParis, FranceCompleted22
Dootrip #0000002692016-12-20T07:30:00paris, Francetanna, VanuatuCompleted106
Dootrip #0000002272016-09-17T07:00:00Mülheim an der Ruhr, GermanyBarcelona, SpainCompleted22
Dootrip #0000002482017-04-25T08:15:00Paris, FrancePort Vila, VanuatuCompleted125
Dootrip #0000002702016-01-30T08:00:00barcelona, Spainparis, FranceCancelled11
Dootrip #0000002682016-11-30T07:30:00barcelona, Spainparis, FranceCompleted11
Dootrip #0000002992016-12-29T08:00:00Vilafranca del Penedès, SpainParis, FranceCompleted22
Dootrip #0000003072017-01-27T21:15:00paris, FranceTanna, VanuatuCompleted108
Dootrip #0000006882018-06-22T20:45:00Paris, FranceLowanatom, VanuatuCompleted55
Dootrip #0000006782018-04-27T20:00:00Madrid, SpainLowanatom, VanuatuCompleted44
Dootrip #0000010172019-02-05T15:00:00BARCELONE, SpainPARIS, FranceCompleted22
Dootrip #0000010262019-02-12T17:00:00Barcelona, SpainPARIS, FranceCompleted22
Dootrip #0000013682020-01-07T23:30:00Barcelona, SpainTanna Island, VanuatuCompleted32
Dootrip #0000031702023-03-25T08:15:00madrid, Spaintana, VanuatuCompleted22
Dootrip #0000037572023-12-19T13:30:00Madrid, SpainLowanaton Mission, VanuatuPending22
Dootrip #0000006772018-06-01T20:00:00Madrid, SpainLowanatom, VanuatuCompleted60
Dootrip #0000008722019-02-02T05:00:00Madrid, SpainLowanatom, VanuatuCompleted60


[Story by Dominik Maximilián Ramík (Tanna Island), with small editorial changes by Janice Wong (New Zealand).]

The Great Leap

Speaking from a European viewpoint, there are only a few places one could go further on the Earth than the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. It indeed takes a long leap ... or multiple connecting flights ... to bridge those approximately 17,000 kilometers with help for a better education in this far-flung corner of the world. Yet this is exactly what the Labdoo team in Europe with our school and some helpful volunteers attempted. And we succeeded. This is our story ...



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