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UNICEF, One Laptop per Child and Google take children’s stories to the world

Who: 
Sharad Sapra, Director of Communication, UNICEF
Stephen Cho, Director of Product Management, Google
Walter Bender, President of Software and Content/COO, One Laptop per Child
David Isay, Founder, StoryCorps

What:
Video briefing to launch ‘Our Stories’, an online repository of audio stories recorded by young people worldwide and uploaded through mobile phones, computers and audio recording devices.

When:
Friday 7 December 2007 at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time

Background:
UNICEF, One Laptop per Child and Google are launching an initiative to help protect and share the histories and cultures of people around the world by making their stories available online. ‘Our Stories’ allows children and young people to interview their elders, family members and friends and use laptops, mobile phones and other audio devices to upload these individual experiences to the Our Stories website at www.ourstories.org.

For further information, and to join the briefing, please contact:
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1-212-326-7162, nmekki@unicef.org
Jackie Lustig, One Laptop per Child, +1-781-487-4664, JLustig@w2groupinc.com
Heather Spain, Google, +1-650-253-2533, hspain@google.com
Barbara Becker, StoryCorps, +1-917-273-0208, barbara@equalshot.com

 

 

 

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