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Small deployment in Nashik, India



Nashik, Maharashtra, India


en_US, hi_IN


We have about 100 students. We would like to try child ownership of the laptops, but lack the necessary funds. The laptops are only used at school. There is no IT staff. My wife and I visit during the summer and try to patch things together as best as possible for the rest of the year. It is not clear to me how much the teachers or students are learning, but the parents are impressed.


We have a relatively stable electrical supply for India. The power is off for only 3-4 hours per day. We invested in a tubular battery and inverter large enough to handle the 30 laptops. We also have a single school server (P-3 class) running the XS distribution with moodle and an Acer projector for presentations.

Technical Details

  • Sugar version: 0.82 and a few machines with early SoaS builds
  • OS distribution: mostly 8.2.1 (build 802)

Activity Usage

Not sure.


It is fairly haphazard, as far as I know.


My wife and I started an English medium elementary school in 2004. Being a software engineer, I was eager to try OLPC laptops when they became available in India.


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