High Schools in Togo running GNU/Linux Emmabuntüs

21 avril 2018 Commentaires fermés

We just released on PeerTube the first English video concerning our actions to deploy GNU/Linux in Togo, with the friendly collaboration of the Yovo Togo and JUMP Lab’Orione organizations.


 

PeerTube is a decentralized French platform hosting video files, thanks to a free software based on a peer to peer distribution model. It works on the basis of a federation of instances hosted by several remote entities, similar to the Diaspora* or Mastodon architecture.

This video was developed using the Kdenlive and GIMP software.

You can find a collection of English articles about our actions in Togo during year 2017 on our Blog.

Lycées au Togo sous GNU/Linux Emmabuntüs

21 avril 2018 Commentaires fermés

Nous venons de publier notre première vidéo sur nos actions de diffusion de GNU/Linux au Togo en collaboration avec nos amis de Yovo Togo & JUMP Lab’Orione sur  PeerTube.


PeerTube est une plateforme française basée sur un logiciel libre d’hébergement de vidéo décentralisé grâce à la diffusion en pair à pair. Elle fonctionne sur le principe d’une fédération d’instances hébergées par plusieurs entités différentes à l’image de Diaspora* ou Mastodon.

Cette vidéo a été développée avec les logiciels libres Kdenlive et GIMP.

Vous pouvez trouver un série d’articles sur nos actions 2017 au Togo sur le blog Miamondo.

Communiqué sur l’inauguration de ORTHOLAB-DAPAONG

26 mars 2018 Commentaires fermés

Nous avons fait un communiqué de presse conjoint avec nos amis de Lilo, le moteur de recherche alternatif et éthique que nous utilisons par défaut sur les distributions d’Emmabuntüs depuis un an, sur l’inauguration de ORTHOLAB-DAPAONG qui a eu lieu ce samedi 24 mars 2018 en présence du préfet de Tône, du Directeur Régional de la santé, et du maire de Dapaong dans la région des savanes au nord Togo.

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YovoTogo Diary-2017-6-Final

21 décembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Saturday October 28, 2017

This is a rest day in Bombouaka before we leave tomorrow to drive back to Sokodé. We run some errands in Dapaong, wash the car, meet with the team in charge of the Don Orione Center, exchanging fraternal and reciprocal thanks, before we take one last picture with the whole staff. Some moments of joy with the children, who – like every year – hand to us little notes, touching drawings, and we really feel like being home, but we must leave now.

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YovoTogo Diary-2017-5

18 décembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Thursday October 26, 2017

This is a very busy day, starting with a preparatory meeting with the Oti’s prefect, Mister Ouadja, who will preside the inaugural ceremony of 2 computer rooms, which are planned for today. Mister deputy Bankani also honored us with his presence. It is important and pleasant for us to witness the support and the commitment to our projects of the local authorities, be they elected representatives, secondary or technical school inspectors, traditional leaders, representatives from the parents associations, representatives of the Internal Security Forces, police and gendarme officers.

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YovoTogo Diary-2017-4

11 décembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Monday October 23, 2017

At 8AM this morning we are at the CRETFP (Regional college for technology education and vocational training) in Dapaong to meet with the responsible persons for this school and those of Jump Lab’Orione, YovoTogo and the Tandjouaré-Dapaong Rotary Club. The goal of this meeting is to define the conditions under which the « FabLab-OrthoLab » project will be implemented, this project including a computer room, an incubator for digital activities, supplemented by a 3D printing unit to produce parts for the disabled children orthopedic center of Bombouaka. The managing director is obviously delighted to hist this project in his educational institution, and to add it to his training program portfolio. Together with his deputy and the head of works we visit not only the room initially assigned to the project, but the whole building (see photo below) consisting in 3 rooms, 2 of which being air-conditioned.

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YovoTogo Diary 2017-3

4 décembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Friday October 20, 2017

On today’s agenda, we plan to visit three out of the seven training rooms which have been implemented until last year. We start with the one in the Bombouaka high school, then those of Tandjouaré and finally those of Nano. Generally the attendance rate as well as the equipment follow up are satisfactory. New USB keys containing the new version of the Operating System will be given to the JUMP Lab’Orione members in charge of the maintenance and sustainability of the project.

During the following days, we will inaugurate six new training rooms, bringing to 13 the total number of installed rooms. Around noon we go at the house of Rotary Club members Arsène and Martine, to share an excellent lunch, and some fresh drinks well-deserved under this hot temperature. Afternoon we are invited by the Tandjouaré-Dapaong RC to the delivery ceremony of the solar panel installation within the Tampialim high school, near the Ghana boarder. It is a GD project of the Quebec RC. Spectacular welcome by a traditional folk group featuring around 80 women all dressed in white.

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YovoTogo Diary 2017-2

27 novembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Intense and very busy day : in the morning visit to the children, then to the youth, all ready to go to school or college. It is a very special time when each face regains its name. We share some news and meet up again with Joseph the maintenance man and Richard the driver.

At nine o’clock in the morning, we are hosted by the Rotary Club of Tandjouaré Dapaong, to attend the yearly visit of their 209177-2018 Governor, the Nigerian doctor Ari Toubo IBRAHIMA.

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YovoTogo Diary 2017-1

20 novembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Between October 14th and November 4th, three members of the YovoTogo association stayed at the Saint Louis Orione Center of Bombouaka, a place nicknamed « forgotten hearts heaven ».

As often as possible, and depending on the availability of a decent Internet Connexion, they shared with us pictures and comments around the key points of their day-to-day activities. Hereafter their breathless diary.

Sunday October 15, 2017

This morning we went to Agbodrafo to meet with Elias (Ubuntu Elico Emmabuntus) a huge fan of the free software, with whom we communicate since more than one year. He has his own mobile phone and computer maintenance shop as well as a cyberspace featuring 7 computers. He leads a group of village youth, and their dream is to start a FabLab.

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The march of the YovoTogo children toward the digital age

15 août 2016 Commentaires fermés

With a population of 7.5 million inhabitants and an area of 56,785 Km2, the Togolese republic is a Western Africa country which economy is based mainly on food crops and phosphate mines. Its true wealth is the wide variety of landscapes going from arid plains to green valleys, passing through great savannas in the north of the country, planted with great baobab trees.

This is the small but great country of Emmanuel Adebayor1, where Claude Féré and his spouse Marie Paule Oré settled to continue the service project which was initiated several years ago by a missionary aunt.

If you go in the Togolese savanna area, more precisely at Bombouaka, in the Tandjouaré prefecture, you cannot miss the Saint Louis Orione Center which is hosting children with disabilities. This center was set up some 40 years ago aiming at the disable children assistance. I is formed with several buildings dedicated to the administration, the patients reeducation, the teenagers home, the postoperative accommodation, the operating theater, the orthopedic workshop, the boarding school for young and severely disabled children, carpentry and welding apprenticeship workshops, the study hall, the computer room …

After their first visit to Togo, Marie Paule and Claude were extremely moved by the harsh reality this country is facing, ands also because one of the building displayed the name and the picture of her aunt. Since the destiny is changing like a chameleon skin, it seems natural that their feet brought them back here, where their hearts were already staying.

Building displaying the name and the picture of the aunt

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