The process of the OLPC project (One Laptop Per Child) created a Philippines based organization eKindling (Educational Kindling).
eKindling in association with OLPC friends and OLPC-NZ (New Zealand) has made its first pilot project to install 100 laptops to 4 classrooms in the Lubang Integrated School.
The project has been made possible by fund raising activities and contributions by past and present members of the former National Computer Center (NCC) under the leadership of Meg Simpson.
The project is in honor of the present Mayor of Lubang, Juan M. Sanchez, who was the first managing director of the NCC in 1971. He initiated an IT Program for the school children of Lubang, and had asked for help from his former staff at the NCC.
The NCC is the lead agency for promoting the strategic use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in the government.
I am pleased to say that my son Adam Hyde was an active participant in the production of the final OLPC/Sugar manual which is now shipped on every OLPC laptop (XO) produced. Fellow participants included Anne Gentle, David Farning, Seth Woodward, and Walter Bender.
The Lubang project is scheduled for completion sometime this year (2010)