Friday, 28 September 2007

Give One Laptop per Child a chance

Last week there was a frenzy of good and bad media on "one laptop per child"

Prof Negroponte had an innovative idea before everyone else came into the picture. His philosophy is a noble one “the future is shaped by children” so let’s help them get educated. This project is not about laptops. It is about enabling children in developing countries to have access to primary education - something that they do not necessarily have access to.

This is not a project about parachuting laptops, but about putting in place an education programme…. It is done in conjunction with ministries of education and not in a vacuum.

I think there are lots of people out there who do not know enough about this project and its potential. Perhaps OLPC may wish to carry out an awareness building campaign by providing more background information about the programme so that everyone can finally understand the programme's objectives and potential.

Let’s help OLPC make this come to fruition. If you can, donate a laptop.

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