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During the kick-off meeting various presentations where held, by Monique Raphaela (Introduction to OLPC), Ricardo Lochan (The future of laptops), Percy Pinedo (The future of education), Harry Hoeve (Integraging ICT into Education) and Ace Suares (Teach the teacher training).

Most importantly, teachers and staff from the Reina Beatrix College in Bonaire and the Prins Bernhard School in Curacao expressed their intentions to use the laptops in the classroom. The Oranje School in St. Maarten, who couldn’t attend the meeting, also has high expectations of the project.

commissioner Rosalia meets OLPC

Commissioner Rosalia (Education) explores the OLPC XO laptop during the OLPC pilot project kick-off meeting

The pilot project is financed by Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post, and sponsored by Postspaarbank and Nieuwe Post NV. DEZ, Suares & Co and Stimul-IT also invested in the project.

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The “One Laptop per Child” pilot project is a project of Kennisplatform Curacao. For more info: of, +5999 738 6299.

During the kick-off meeting, three short videos where presented, showing parts of the teach-the-teacher trainings.

How to Open the OLPC laptop (1:51)

St Maarten ICT-team speaks out after the first day of training (1:31)

OLPC Training Prins Bernhard School (7:19)

OLPC Activities – teachers from the OLPC Pliot project doing activities (8:38)

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