Monday, April 13, 2015

Laiza Digital Library masing (Norway du Wunpawng myu sha )

Laiza Digital Library masing hpe e Norway du Wunpawng myu sha ni hku na, tinang kanu mungdan hta e shanu shingbyi nga ai sai daw sai chyen ni mungkan prat dep hpaji hpe lu sharin la mu ga ngu n htawm hpaw hpang dat ai rai nga ai. Dai ni na rawt jat galu kaba lawan la ai prat hta, internet n tsa sharin la mai ai hpaji ni myu hkum hkra nga taw sai re. Internet n tsa e hpaji lam hte seng n na mying gumhkawng la nga ai Khan Academy hte MOOCs(Massive Online Open Courses) ni gaw internet kaw mai sharin hkaja la ai hpaji ni a sakse ni rai nga ai.
Rai tim mung, kanu mungdan hta shanu shingbyi nga ai anhte a Wunpawng saidaw saichyen ni gaw, n dai zawn re manu dan la ai hpaji ni hpe sharin la lu na n loi la nga ai. Hpa majaw ta nga yang, computer hte internet ni yak hkak ai a majaw re. N dai zawn re manghkang hpe maga mi hku n na lu hparan lu na matu n dai digital library masing hpe hpang wa ai re. N dai library hta e, computer ni hpe matut mahkai da htawm laika bok ni, hpaji sumla hkrung ni hte Offline Khan Academy zawn re ni hpe bang da ya na re. N dai gaw project a lam kadun mi rai sai.
N dai digital library masing kawn masat da ai pan dung lahkawng nga mali ai. Ya yang e, kanu mungdan hta byin taw nga ai dinghku majan a majaw, jawng ma n kau mi hpaji hpe lu matut sharin la na yak hkak nga ai. Nambat langai pan dung hku n na gaw, Laiza snr Mai Ja Yang mare na jawng ma ni hpe hpaji lu matut sharin la hkra shakut ya na lam re. Nambat lahkawng hku n na gaw, n dai zawn re computer garum hte hpaji lu sharin la ai rai yang, sharin hkaja ai lam hta mung lawan ai hku lu sharin la htawm, computer hpaji mung grau chye jat wa na re ngu hpe kam ga ai. Computer hte seng n na hkut hkut nai nai chye da yang she, dai ni na prat dep mungkan hta anhte a jawng ma ni shang shing jawng lu na rai nga ai.
Myit su ni mu ai hte maren, n dai project gaw n loi la nga ai. Galaw ra ai bungli law ai sha n ga, n dai masing a matu ap-nawng ai ni mung n lu n la, n rau n hkrau re kaw na she shakut hpang taw nga sai re. Dai majaw, n dai project awng dang na matu gaw myit su wa a garum ningtum lam mung ra la nga ai. N chye n kaw rai di jawm shakut taw ai re majaw, hpaji jaw la ai lam hku mi rai rai, n dai website kaw a lu ja gumhpraw bang garum ai hku mi rai rai garum la na hpe mung kam kaba hte lat nga na ga ai. Chyeju kaba sai.
For more details: FAQ

Project FAQ
Q1. Ok. I now have read about your project at About Page, but I want to know more. By the way, where the heck is Laiza? 
      Laiza is a small town in Kachin State(fylke in Norwegian term) in Myanmar where there are currently over 100k Internally Displaced Persons(IDP) because of the civil war between the government and rebel forces. Below is Laiza on Google Maps. It is located right on the border with China.

Q2. What is Raspberry Pi? 
      Raspberry Pi is a small credit card size micro computer that is just like any normal desktop computer. It was created by Raspberry Pi Foundation in UK to be used by children and adult alike to learn computer science. So Raspberry Pi can be used for any educational purposes. Below is some students with a small Raspberry Pi computer.

Q3. How much does it cost? 
      $35. That's it. If you donate $35 to the project, we will buy a Raspberry Pi computer, write your name on it and it will be used in the library.
Q4. But do you have electricity in Laiza to run these computers? 
      Yes. Myanmar is abundant in natural resources just like Norway, especially water. Laiza gets its electricity from a small hydropower plant nearby.
Q5. Ok. I am now very interested in the project and want to become a team member. What do I need to do? 
      To become a team member, monthly donation of 250 NOK is needed for one year. To do this, just choose 'Recurring Option' as 'Payment Type' on our donation page. Payment will then run for one year and stop. And please send us your beautiful photo and an email address to contact you at The photo part is just optional. You can check out the current team members at our Home Page.
Q6. Does your team run as an organisation? If so, what's the name of the organisation? 
      No. The team includes sole individuals who believe that kids in Myanmar deserve to get access to basic education just like they do.
Q7. But without an organisation, how do you plan for the project? 
      Our team members are tasked with different part of the project such as project leaders, accountants(financial), technical team, advisory team and organisers. We meet every Sunday on Skype to discuss and share progress about the project.
Q8. Should you not be worry more about food and shelter for these children instead of a freaking digital library? 
      We delegate those tasks to organisations like UN, UNHCR and there are already various international + local organisations helping with those tasks already. So we put our focus on education instead.
Q9. What about building? There must be a building to make a digital library, right? 
      Yes. For this, we have contacted the only school in Laiza and they share the inspiration behind the project just like us. They warmly welcome the idea.
Q10. Great! So when do you actually start to implement the project? 
      Next summer. Two or three of our team members will personally travel to Laiza and start the actual implementation.
PS: If you have any other questions that we have not answered in this FAQ, please contact us at
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