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Labdoo is a collaborative social network that allows us to efficiently sanitize unused laptops and tablets and bring them to schools. But it is much more than just a collaborative logistical platform. Above all, Labdoo is the story of each of us connected in serendipitous ways across continents and oceans, all of us united with a common theme: to help each other in the pursue of a better education and a more sustainable planet.

Along the way, we encountered some amazing stories that were so inspiring that we think it's important to share them with the world and to preserve them for the future. Moreover, we found that behind every one of our edoovillages and hubs there is an inspiring story of people working together to make our world a better place. For all of this, we created Labdoo Stories, a function within the Labdoo Social Network that allows edoovillages and hubs to write about and share their stories.

Your stories are so inspiring that we want to hear from them. Write your Labdoo story today and inspire the world!

How 'Labdoo Stories' work

Every edoovillage and hub part of the Labdoo platform has a story that speaks to the world: Why was it first created? What challenges did you have to overcome? What motivated you to create your edoovillage or hub? What are the anecdotes and inspiring moments of your story that are worth sharing with the world? How are the laptops helping you and other people to gain a better education and in which ways? Labdoo stories is a function inside the Labdoo social network that allows you to write and share these remarkable human stories.

Here are the steps you need to follow to create a Labdoo Story:

  1. Be an edoovillage or hub manager. To talk about the story of an edoovillage or hub, you need to have created and managed one, naturally. So first thing to keep in mind is that while everyone can read the Labdoo Stories published through the platform, only users with the role of edoovillage or hub manager can create and edit them. If you want to write a Labdoo Story and don't have have any of these user roles, email the Labdoo team at contact@labdoo.org.
  2. Have a good story. We encourage all edoovillage and hub managers to write their Labdoo Story because we are convinced that all of you have a good story to share. Just because you decided to take a step forward in helping the world become a better place by creating a school or a hub, that alone makes your story worth sharing. Tell the world why you created your hub or edoovillage, what were the challenges in doing so, how the laptops are helping you and others to gain a better education or, simply, tell us any of your anecdotes that can inspire the world. With that in mind, you can go to the next step.
  3. Write it. Ok so you are an edoovillage or hub manager and have a good story to share, hence, you are encouraged by the Labdoo community to write about it. To do so, go to your edoovillage or hub dashboard and click on the 'pencil' icon located on the right colum where it says 'Write a story about the edoovillage/hub'. This will take you to a page where you will be able to compose and write your story. Stories are formed by 'sections', and each section is formed by three elements: a heading, the text of that section and a picture. Each of these elements is optional, to give you both simplicity and flexibility of composition. For instance, if you don't want to use various subtitles to organize your story (similar to a prose narrative), you can omit writing the heading in each section. Or you can add multiple heading, pieces of text or images as you need. One important requirement is that when you upload pictures, please ensure they are of good quality and that they illustrate well the work you are doing (for instance, pictures of the laptops being used by the students, pictures of the school or the local community, or something original and creative that connects with your story.) Once you are done, click on the 'Save' button to save your story. If you need to make any changes, you can click on the 'Edit' tab to go back to edition mode. You can take a look at this page for an example of Labdoo Story.

Once created, your story can be reached by clicking on the 'Story' tab found on your edoovillage or hub dashboard. Stories can also be reached by going to the 'Explore' tab located at the top menu of every Labdoo page and by clicking on the 'Labdoo stories' option.

Be creative and share your story! Happy writing time!

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