The mission of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) movement is to ensure that all school-aged children in the developing world are able to engage effectively with their own personal laptop, networked to the world, so that they, their families and their communities can openly learn and learn about learning.
The OLPC Association focuses on designing, manufacturing, and distributing laptops to children in lesser developed countries, initially concentrating on those governments that have made commitments for the funding and program support required to ensure that all of their children own and can effectively use a laptop.
In order to accomplish the goal, the OLPC needs people who believe in what is being done and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, anyone can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in their own lives in recognition of the contribution. Roger and Tracey are participating in the program and have put an order in for an XO for Malcolm and another deserving individual in a developing country.