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Start a Laptop Project to Change Kids' Lives Worldwide!

Nonprofit One Laptop per Child is offering free XO Laptop loans and a strong network of dedicated Volunteer Mentors for visionaries of all ages, enabling grassroots projects worldwide. Over half a million XO Laptops are in the hands of kids worldwide today, in South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. These kids are not only changing their own lives, but are also changemakers in their villages, cities and countries. The laptops they receive contain software and content not only to learn academic subjects, but also empowering them to understand the world around them (learning online and off) materially engaging their families, environment and beyond.
  • Do you believe in a worldwide "Science Fair" of organic learning?
  • Do you know a teacher you can work with to create exceptional software?
  • Can you find exceptionally creative persons in your area?
Anyone can contribute: would you mentor a small group of tinkerers, or might you alone write a 21st century textbook to be put on all our laptops?  Simply demonstrate your project furthers innovative education in poor countries, architecting something new -- we will then provide the hardware you need to lead the way.
  • Create software, hardware, guides, graphics, testing or support.
  • Advance the state-of-the-art in learning Activities around the environment, languages, health, science, math or humanities.
  • Seed a Community Repair Center or Local Laptop Library inspiring others to contribute.
  • Are you shovel-ready?
You will be hard-pressed to find a more deeply committed community, passionate to work with you shaping and delivering Quality Work you define. No matter how small or large. We strongly urge you to read our FAQ and apply today if you too can join us, facilitating a worldwide ecosystem of cutting-edge projects around XO Laptops, the Sugar learning environment, community leadership, and beyond. Children the world over will thank you for engaging your curiosity, exploring their true needs, and actively sharing the fruits of your labor!

Comments

Kevin Mark (not verified) says: what actual hardware is useful in some cases, SOAS would be useful in the rest and require no overhead March 6, 2009 at 3 am

tweetybahm@comcast.net (not verified) says: This sounds like a great way to get kids to really get in touch with the whole around them. Todays kids learn better and seems that it stays with them longer when they learn hands on. And I belive that laptops for kids is just what they need. There future is not text books its all becoming computers, and the earlier we start our child the better they will do.
But, how do we go about getting something like this for our school? April 17, 2009 at 3 am

sanjay.c (not verified) says: please educate me May 24, 2009 at 9 am

Robert Curran (not verified) says: HOw do I get involved in getting these computers to the Philippines? June 4, 2009 at 8 am

Robert Curran (not verified) says: Rob June 4, 2009 at 8 am

cordell brown (not verified) says: I am having difficulty finding out how my non-profit can purchase the laptops in quantity for a special program. Call to Amazon was a dead end. Please could someone email me on this. We just want to buy some! June 26, 2009 at 10 am

cordell brown (not verified) says: Cordell Brown June 26, 2009 at 10 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: Dear Sir / Madam, August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: Ugu District Muncipality is a Local Government Entity established in term of Cahpter 7, of the South African Constitution Act no 108 of 1996. This chapter call for the establishment of local governmnet structures in order to facilitate community development and service delivery at community levels. August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: It is against this background that Ugu District Muncipality was formed with a developmental state mandate. Ugu Youth Development Unit, situated in the Office of The Mayor would like to participate in this "One Laptop, Per Child" in order to advance rural development cause. August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: I would like to acquire information as to how can our organisation partake in this vital World Project? August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: I hope this declaration of intent to participate will be considered and be accepted. August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: Thanking you in anticipation, August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: Yours Faithfully
Sipho Khuzwayo August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Sipho Khuzwayo (not verified) says: Manager: Youth Development Programmes
Tel: 039 -6885866
Fax: 039 -6821720
Cell: 0798827502
E-mail: Sipho.Khuzwayo@ugu.org.za August 13, 2009 at 8 am

Pamela Broido (not verified) says: Hi, August 20, 2009 at 10 am

Pamela Broido (not verified) says: I am a college professor who works in NIcaragua with a project at a deaf/blind school. How can I get them computers? August 20, 2009 at 10 am

Pamela Broido (not verified) says: pam broido, M.Ed. August 20, 2009 at 10 am

XO-1.5 early production laptops – free to contributors world (not verified) says: [...] recently modified the Contributors Program F.A.Q. to make clear we encourage proposals for free laptops from community volunteers doing [...] February 25, 2010 at 5 pm

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: Dear Sir / Madam, April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: APPLICATION FOR SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF USED LAPTOPS, DESK TOP COMPUTERS, COMPUTER BOOKS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DAKT FOUNDATION IN GHANA.WEST-AFRICA. (N.G.O) April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: The above named non-governmental organization (NGO) is located around Kasoa in the central region of Ghana, West Africa. April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: The community of the Amanfrom in the greater Accra region, central district are for the first time to have a feel of what a COMPUTER MAGAZINES, COMPUTER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OR BOOKS, LAPTOPS, DESK TOP COMPUTERS and other educational library materials looks like. The foundation with the help of other partners have build a 200 sitter library and a computer lab hall costing 15,000 dollars for the foundation, as part of our outreach programmer designed to introduce library facilities to deprived schools in rural areas where they are non –existent, we will like to bring the children closer to Christ, its very important, because God first in every thing, we will also want to start a fellowship with the children. April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: The programmer is dubbed the “READING CLINIC AND COMPUTER TRAINING “the aim of mounting the library was to among other things inculcate reading habits in children and importance of books in their education pursuits. Want we need is help. We will like you to send us educational materials like
# Computer books
# Training Tracks, cds and DVDs
# Computer educational Posters
# Promotional T-shirts
# Introduction to computer for children Books
# Desk tops computers
# Laptops
# Playing items and games
# Financial support
and any other items that your organization thinks its ok for donation and help to the address below…. April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: MR. DODZI A.K.TETTEH.
DAKT FOUNDATION.
POST OFFICE BOX AN 6003,
ACCRA NORTH,
GHANA.WEST-AFRICA.
PHONE NO. +233-277-593612 April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: The foundation have also started a scholarship and free computer education and excess to the internet programmer for 200 children in each of the ten 10 regions of Ghana from last year, we will like to add 1000 children to the number, we have about 59 blind children,17 deaf children and the 21 disabled children which we have decided to add to the new 1000 children, this granted the relief in the deprived and rural areas of Ghana, we have decided to give them computer training in their schools free and also give them 31 dollars as pocket money per child for a mouth ,to encourage the to go to school because of financial problems, we will like your organization to also support financially, no amount is too small to also help this children have a better education. April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: JESUS SAID “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand knows what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." - Matthew 6:3-4 April 24, 2010 at 11 am

dodzi a.k.tetteh (not verified) says: I hope my proposal would be favorable consider, God bless you.
Thank you.
Yours Faithfully
THE DIRECTOR,
(DODZI A.K.TETTEH) April 24, 2010 at 11 am