One learning child – One Connected Child – One Laptop At a Time.
The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what weâ€™re doing and want to help make education for the worldâ€™s children a priority, not a privilege.
Between November 12 and November 26, the One Laptop Per Child is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution.
For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving). For all U.S. donors who contribute in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access.
Iâ€™m aware that the Get One Get One program is offered only in the US and Canada, but there are thousands of Dominicans living in these two areas who visit Dominica-weekly dot Com everyday. If this post can get ten persons to donate to the program, then Iâ€™m happy. 😀
This is a great opportunity to give and receive. Help a child somewhere in the world to get a chance to a better education and seeing that the Give One Get One program also sends you a XO laptop too. You can also help a needy child in the Caribbean. You can be among the first to get you hand on an XO Laptop and empower a child at the same time.
I’m familiar with the OLPC project and think that it’s a great initiative. I wonder, however, whether Dominica might not also be well served by an initiative to ship used desktop computers to the nation’s schools. Many companies, universities, and other organisations replace their employees’ workstations every three years, and those they discard are often perfectly usable. Perhaps in tandem with the OLPC should be an effort to reach out to these organisations and find a way to channel those machines to Dominican schools.