[etoys-dev] Thank you

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 10:04:27 EST 2010


Sikshana (http://www.sikshana.org) won a best NGO award from the citizens of 
Bangalore for its initiative to improve the quality of public education:


One of the key empowerment initiative in Sikshana revolved around using Etoys 
on a memory stick (as a personal "soft" computer) to get children to express 
their ideas freely unhindered by the fear running out of (precious) supplies 
like paper, pen or paint. The pilot started in a handful of schools in 2007 
and then spread, by popular demand from teachers, to 120 schools today with 
many more waiting in the pipeline. Details are in 

Sikshana is a tiny organization with only 15 employees guiding 250 school and 
30k children. That we were able to scale to this level is because of the 
support of patrons and volunteers across the world.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all developers, past and present, 
of Squeak and Etoys and let them know that their work is making a big 
difference in the lives of middle school children in the remote village schools 
in India.

Thank you .. Subbu

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