One Laptop Per Child Association Inc
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One Cambridge Center % Nicholas Negroponte Cambridge MA 02142 USA
THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTES THE WORLDWIDE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION THROUGH THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION AND DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF AFFORDABLE COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR LEARNING BY CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON A NOT-FOR-PROFIT BASIS, AND THE CONSEQUENT IMPROVEMENT AND PROMOTION OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS WITHIN DEVELOPING AND FUTURE SEGMENTS OF THE INFORMATION INDUSTRY.
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One Laptop per Child (OLPC) seems to be one initiative in education that can transform the way a child learns more than nearly all educational innovations of the past century together. Sounds like a tall claim? Just check out Khairat school near Mumbai and Keekerwali in Shriganganagar, Rajasthan. Its an spiritual experience for those who want to see children discover themselves.
As OLPC says, children are born genius and society works hard to dumb them down. OLPC laptops help them discover the genius within.
What a great organization like Pratham may achieve in a decade, OLPC can help achieve less than in a year. Just try it out.
If one had to look at the ROI on education, ROI from a Rs 15000 investment in OLPC laptops will top nearly any investments anyone can make anywhere.
If you want to see the smile on a child's face for ever, try out OLPC laptops for every child in your school. If in doubt, check out Uruguay where EVERY SINGLE child learns with OLPC.
Ask Sandeep Surve of Khairat or Dr Veena Sethi of Udaan what they see in OLPC. And take the message to as many people as you can take it to.
Most of all take it to Kapil Sibal and every chief minister of various states in India. Ask them not to stand in the way of the future of the underprivileged Indian children.
Let them know that every child in India is as good as the best anywhere. Its the state policies and the education system that force them to forego their future and live an existence that would have been shameful a century ago.
Ask them to help children learn learning and make India a great country that it can become if all its children get the right education.
Right to education is meaningless with Right Education. Ask them to embrace OLPC.
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I will create a corpus of $10 million for OLPC India foundation and appoint a State Coordinator for each state along with an office, an assistant, a 1000 student demonstration in each state, a monitoring and evaluation cell and an advocacy group. $5 million spent annually on advocacy of OLPC India can change India faster and better than anything else can.
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Amy Redfield wrote:
I made a significant donation during the holidays of 2012. I received a thank you email almost immediately. And then another the... more »
Thomas Kiefer wrote:
SC has not published its 990 IRS forms for several years, nor any annual reports in some time. So it is impossible to get much... more »