update from Stanford...for Payatas

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update from Stanford...for Payatas

Postby mela » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:39 am

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to write a post to ask for your help for a cause my friends and I are supporting. My dad (Vintage Dog) suggested I write a post here in case there may be folks willing to help out.

My friends and I started this org called greenITed. The organization aims to improve the country's scientific community, particularly in IT, by extending and improving the education of the less fortunate by bridging the digital divide and sparking their interest in the sciences.

Our initial project is a tie up with Puso ng Ama Foundation, which aims to support and promote sustainable child and youth development work in Payatas. We will provide computer laboratory equipment and software, local area and Internet connectivity, and provide training materials to the community. It is our hope that these computers can serve both as a tool to supplement their existing education and a medium to learn new skills that will eventually uplift them from their existing conditions.

One of our initiatives to support the project is by providing basic literacy and Internet training to parents. The proceeds from this project will fund the expenses needed for Payatas including, but not limited to, computer parts, Internet connectivity, electricity, and other miscellaneous fees.


HELP NEEDED:
We welcome donations for the following:
- useable computers
- useable computer parts
- financial donations to fund expenses
- software / software licenses
These items will go towards the computer laboratory that will be set up in the Payatas community Youth Center.

We are also looking for participants who would like to avail of our computer literacy and Internet training to parents. So if you know anyone (parents, wives, friends) who would be interested, please feel free to drop me a line.


CONTACT:
If you have any questions or clarifications, or if you would like to help out, please feel free to write a response to this post or send me a private message.

If necessary, you can also invite is to provide a short presentation to your organization/company necessary.

If you would like to help out in other methods not listed above, or have other ideas for potential tie-ups, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss.


PHOTOS!
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Payatas Youth Center where the computers will be stored

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Youth Center from the outside

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Here is a photo of Fr. Paul (our contact from Puso ng Ama Foundation) with some of the kids in Payatas
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Postby desmo » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:51 am

I have a couple of old PC's sans monitors/keyboards that I'm sure are still useable with a little work from a PC tweaker (otherwise, you can cannibalize the parts). One's a 350 MHz Pentium 2 and the other is a 1000 MHz Athlon. Where can I bring them? :)
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Postby dannyb » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:53 am

hi

have some monitors, keyboards, peripherals you might be able to use
you can call or PM me if interested

thanks

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Postby vintage_dog » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:54 am

WS friends,

am sure a few of you are in a position to help.

please find time to read and let us know how you can help.

a small favor is being asked of you.... :D

thanks guys, i know you won't let my daughter down :wink:
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Postby TheAnalogSource » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:02 am

count me in...old parts and systems about PIII old l. will have it collected. Btw, where do we drop it off?
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Postby Jon Agner » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:07 am

Francis.

I also have parts left from my PII PC. Will check it out tonight.

Anyway, why not do another round of LP sale for charity, like we did before?
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Postby alexg » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:54 pm

I have some 1.8GHz Celeron PCs at work that are ready to be disposed, I might be able to gather parts for one working PC, where should I have it delivered?
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Postby MoJAZZ » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:02 pm

Mela,

I have two computers that I can donate. A Pentium I and II with Windows 98 on it. Its not much but I hope it will be useful for the kids at least in learning word processing, etc.

Let me know if you are interested.
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Postby mela » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:22 pm

Hi everyone,

wow! I'm overwhelmed with the responses. We are definitely welcoming all usable computer parts; we'll just mix and match the parts around to form working PCs. A huge thanks too to those people who will be able to donate complete PCs!

I'm just gathering details from my orgmate regarding details on where the stuff can be dropped off. I'll get in touch again soon. Thank you so much! :)
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Postby myaudio » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:34 pm

Aside from some computer parts, I might also have some books (just a few), would u have use for these as well?
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Postby mela » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:15 pm

Hi all,

please deliver the stuff to:

ADDRESS:
39/F Summit One Tower
530 Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong City

You can get in touch with Tito Popoy Diokno (0915-8523592) so he can meet you when you're dropping off the items. Do let me know in case you have any problems delivering the items / if you will be unable to send them to the address above.


Hi myaudio,

what would the books be about? :)
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Postby vintage_dog » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:45 am

thanks Paul (mamimili),

sorry i wasn't home to take delivery from no less than your daughter!

we got the computers, printers, stuff....and they will all be put to good use.

regards.
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Postby alexg » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:18 am

Mela,

Our company driver just delivered one set of PC with one Windows XP license, to Mr. Diokno's address today.

Thank you for people like you who spends time, effort and money for this kind of activities. May your tribe increase!

Regards.
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Postby macolive » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:51 pm

Hi Mela,

My assistant has been trying to call Mr. Diokno with no success.
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Postby zenaudio » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:13 pm

I've got a few usable computer parts (CD reader/writers) with casing and maybe a working PII. Will course it through your dad. :)
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Re: <HELP NEEDED> computers, IT for Payatas

Postby vintage_dog » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:31 pm

(original message deleted as requested by my daughter. personal letter kasi daw yun...

bottomline, 36 computers will be donated by Stanford University for her Payatas project as part of her thesis/study. her 2 trips to manila/usa will likewise be funded by a grant as part of her project.)
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Re: update from Stanford...for Payatas

Postby kabubi » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:34 pm

look at that font, i can just imagine that it's as huge as the heart of a dad beaming with pride for his daughter.

Merry Christmas to the Sogono family indeed.
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Re: update from Stanford...for Payatas

Postby vintage_dog » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:58 am

kabubi wrote:look at that font, i can just imagine that it's as huge as the heart of a dad beaming with pride for his daughter.

Merry Christmas to the Sogono family indeed.


it's a dream come true for my daugther (and our family)...

to use her talent and education to help uplift the condition of the educational system of the country...
in her own words: "..It is our hope that these computers can serve both as a tool to supplement their existing education and a medium to learn new skills that will eventually uplift them from their existing conditions. "

am sure the 36 computers funded by Stanford University for Payatas will be put to good use...
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Re: update from Stanford...for Payatas

Postby vintage_dog » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:27 am

the kids of Payatas...

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you'ld think they'd rather be out on the streets...begging, playing, selling, etc..

but my daugther has a different vision and plan for them...

with God's grace and a little help from friends, am sure she will succeed...
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Re: update from Stanford...for Payatas

Postby kabubi » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:49 am

Mela dear,

i have an old Mac that does not work (CPU, monitor, peripherals). will that be of any use to your project?

chenks!
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