Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

Kannadigarella ondaagi Kannadavannu ulisona, kalisona and belesona

Request to Kannadigas all over the world on Give One, Get One Program

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative’s goal is to distribute 100 million $100 laptops to third-world children.  Details here: http://laptop.org/vision/

These Laptops designed at MIT are engineering  marvels. They are now being built and distributed.  They are sold in 100,000 – 1,000,000 quantity lots to nations to keep
the costs down.

However, …a current program to aid in the laptops’ software development is the

Give One, Get One

program in which an individual KANNADIGA may buy one laptop to be distributed to a  child, and keep the second one. The hope is that the second one will be used for appropriate application development and also can be donated to EKAVI TRUST for 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada communities.

EKAVI would like to request Kannadigas all over the world to make  one or more of these development systems available to 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities for application software development and evaluation and  also to be used at all 177 taluq EKAVI KANNADA Communities

It costs only $399 to both donate a laptop to a 3rd world child, and to get a second one to be used at 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities. This opportunity ends on 12/31/07 – at the end of this year.

Ideally EKAVI would like to have one laptop for each of 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada  Communities by donating as many from Kannadigas from each taluqs.

177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities would use these to enhance the Kannada learning and teaching.

Kannada Software developers (among the EKAVI Kannada Kali Communities or other selected Kannadigas) would develop new applications (for Kannada learning/teaching) to be shared with the world.

EKAVI urges KANNADIGAS all over the world to participate in this program by donating to 177 taluq EKAVI Kannada Communities. Donations may be tax deductible. Time is of essence. Please act quickly.

This will also help EKAVI in Bangalore to have EKAVI KANNADA LEARNING CENTERS in different locations. This is an essential thing for EKAVI to have this done in Bangalore also.

All suggestions are welcome from Kannadigas  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kindly send an email to:  ellakannada@yahoo.com

Mail checks payable to EKAVI TRUST.

In USA or Canada mail it to: V. M. Kumaraswamy 14102 Moore Ct. Irvine, CA 92606.

In USA or Canada call: 949-857-8578

Mail checks payable to EKAVI TRUST.

In INDIA mail it to: EKAVT TRUST Red. C/O Mr. H. C. Eranna, EKAVI TREASURER
c/o Late Dr. P. Venkatappa
34/1, 1st Cross, M. T. Layout
(between 12th and 13th cross of Malleshwaram)
Malleshwaram, Bangalore -3, Karnataka. India.

December 20, 2007 - Posted by | Kannada Lessons, Learn Kannada

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