OLPC Contributor Program Proposal July 2009


Title: Using XO Technology Awareness on HIV/AIDS among children ages 4 – 16


Hands for Charity

Off Thika Road 

Along Kasarani Mwiki Road at Seasons Stage

Erik Masabule c/o Theresa Okello

(254) -734-771-385

Project Members:

Fred Juma Wakasiaka (Team Leader)

Email: fredwakks@yahoo.com


Masters in Education (Guidance and Counseling)


Teacher Secondary School

Project Coordinator :Clarion Center for Law and Research International:

Examiner with Kenya National Examination Council

HOD (Guidance and Counseling) Ganjala Sec. School

Grace Nyanchania


Teacher Primary School

KCSE Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Erisa Martin Tusuubira

Student:  Bachelor of Education (ARTS) Year II University of Nairobi

Moses Lemashon:

Student : CLPA Part II.

Daniel Omondi Oreck


Water Operator and Engineer: Naiobi Water Company

Theater Artist and Practitioner Safari Productions

Number of Laptops:   10 

Loan Length:   4 months  (9)   6 months (1)


  1. Develop a curriculum to address the absence of good HIV/AIDS in Kenyan education by using the XO interactive and individualized learning environment .
  2. By the end of the program children should be able to know the nature of HIV/AIDS and various ways of contracting the disease; describe the negative effects; evaluate and make decisions about the ways to prevent the spreading of HIV/AIDS
  3. Students will discuss and learn what it means to live with HIV/AIDS or have parents who are ill.
  4. Identify support groups and organizations


Plan of Action        

  1. Develop a curriculum and program that can be implemented using the features of the XO and by collecting browseable current material relevant to HIV/AIDS.
  2. Identify the centres that are willing to incorporate this program
  3. Identify the participants
  4. Record stories using the XO from people living with HIV/AIDS and the affected family members.
  5. Take pictures and videos to tell these stories or fill in real information about HIV/AIDS and its impact
  6. Formulate a weekly plan for this curriculum
  7. Actualization of the program using an XO allows users to express their feelings in a safe place, where they have tools to write and create and communicate with their peers.



  1. High rate of HIV/AIDS among Kenyans
  2. Slow pace of created HIV/AIDS awareness among the infected and affected population
  3. High school drip out rate of learners due to loss of parents and guardians is a big social problem
  4. Counter the many myths of beliefs in Kenya that aid the spread of HIV/AIDS
  5. The XO machines are suitable because they are a. simplified and tailored for children b. uses less power and are therefore suitable for Kenya rural communities; c. XOs are portable and equipped with relevant information for children to express themselves



Sharing and Deliverables:

Ten laptops for the centre in a school in the Karasani Group will be appropriate because it will help us do four sessions per week, each session with ten children. This number is withing the ability of the our resources.

Quality and Mentoring:

  1. This project will benefit greatly from your support
  2. Teachers from the centre will be used in the project implementation
  3. By writing reports and articles and holding a conference to promote the work on this curriculum.



Month 1: Prepare the program for school opening. 

Month 2 and 3: The implementation will be carried out during the school term  and taught four classes twice a week

Month 3  At the end of the term we will assess the learning and impact of the program, and publish our reports for the greater Kenyan educational community.

Month 4 – 6  We plan to support a conference on XO learning possibly in coordination with the Kenyan graduate program in education at Kenyatta University.


Fred Juma Wakasiaka (Team Leader)

Email: fredwakks@yahoo.com  (254) 721-269-450


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