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One Laptop Per Child

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Laura DM

on 21 December 2012

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Cambridge, Massachusetts OLPC Headquarters Non-Profit Organization Mission: to provide each child with a
rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected
laptop, called the XO Laptop. •low-cost ($200), low power, rechargeable with solar power
or cable, 100% recyclable and non-toxic
•connects to the Internet, and even where there's no wifi,
connects to other nearby XOs
•has a 6-hour battery that lasts 2000 recharge cycles
•has built in speakers and webcam
•waterproof, dust proof and extremely durable
•readable in direct sunlight Features of the XO Laptop OLPC has given to 59 different countries and 19 different languages in all the inhabited continents. They are connected, no matter where they live or what language they speak. BUT WHY? The XO Laptop provides children with a resource for education; an opportunity they wouldn't have otherwise. Even if the children don't have access to electricity, clean water, or other basic needs, they can still benefit from having the XO Laptop, because education is the beginning of the solution to the other problems. The children
use the XO Laptops to learn, play, and grow Why give a laptop to a child in the developing world? Founded January 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte The 5 Principles of One Laptop Per Child The kids get to keep the laptops.

Focus on early education.

No one gets left out.

Connection to the internet.

Free to grow and adapt. They can use them wherever they go. Children from 6-12 years old are a priority. Whole classrooms and schools get them at the same time. There's a lot to learn on the internet. Free and open source software. Where the magic begins. Reference list The laptops are generally sold to governments and issued to children by schools on a basis of one laptop per child. The laptops are manufactured in Taiwan by a company called Quanta Computer Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of laptop PCs. They are then shipped to developing countries as they order them. The USA has received 95,100 laptops Mexico has received 59,000 laptops Haiti has received 15,000 laptops Guatemala has received 3,000 laptops Nicaragua has received 25,000 laptops Costa Rica has received 1,500 laptops Colombia has received 22,300 laptops Peru has received 980,000
laptops (the most out of
any country!) Brazil has received 2,600 laptops Paraguay has received 4,000 laptops Uruguay has received 560,000 laptops (the first country to give each elementary student a laptop!) Argentina has
received 60,000 laptops Italy has received 600
laptops Mali has received 300 laptops Ghana has received 1,000 laptops Nigeria has received 6,100 laptops Cameroon has received 1,600 laptops Uganda has received 300 laptops Ethiopia has received 6,000 laptops Kenya has received 500 laptops Rwanda has received 110,000 laptops Mozambique
has received 200
laptops South Africa has received 650 laptops Gaza has received 6,000 laptops West Bank has received 4,000 laptops Lebanon has received 450 laptops Iraq has received 9,150 laptops Iran has received 343 laptops Afghanistan has received 5,000 laptops Pakistan has received 500 laptops Mongolia has received 14,500 laptops China has received 1,000 laptops Nepal has received 6,000 laptops India has received 1,000 laptops Sri Lanka has
received 1,350 laptops Thailand has received 500 laptops Cambodia has received 1,000 laptops Malasia has received 100 laptops The Philippines
has received 750 laptops Papua New Guinea
has received 2,350 laptops The Federated States of Micronesia have received 800 laptops The Solomon Islands have received 300 laptops And finally... Australia has received 4,400 laptops In total, OLPC has given

laptops. 2.4 million How can
you help? There are many different ways you can help! Donate online
Give a laptop of a child for a donation of $199
Donate by mail
Spread the word about One Laptop Per Child
Organize a local event to raise money
Become part of a local volunteer group
Become a translator
Join the tech support team
Develop software for the XO
Intern for OLPC So what are you waiting for? Get involved and give a child the gift of education! It also provides them with an opportunity to learn using technology, which is a different learning style. The children are more in control of what they learn, playing the role of their own teacher. The laptops also have better visuals, more efficient collaborative and assessment programs, cheap or free learning tools, and access to the internet. Almost everywhere the XO goes, school attendance increases dramatically as the children begin to open their minds and explore their own potential. Bhutan has received 300 laptops Niue has received 500 laptops (the second country to give each elementary student a laptop!) The rest of the Pacific Islands combined (Nauru, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, Samoa, French Polynesia) have received a total of 665 laptops Greece has
received 630 laptops Madagascar
has received 295
laptops Austria has received 100 laptops Jamaica has received 200 laptops To date, Canada has
received 3,600 laptops
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