This week’s Charity Spotlight focuses on One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit created by MIT Media Lab members. Their mission is to “empower the world’s poorest children through education.”
One Laptop Per Child
As their name suggests, they plan to achieve that goal by providing children, from Afghanistan to Miami to Uruguay with their own rugged, durable, low-energy laptop.
The experts at One Laptop Per Child designed these computers to be versatile and tough. The device is roughly the size of a textbook, and lighter than a lunchbox. This portability is just one of several amazing attributes.
Some of the features include:
- a color mode and a black-and-white mode that is as easy to read in sunlight as a newspaper
- wireless broadband that connects each laptop in a local network, even without a wifi router
- playful interface, including a touchscreen, that keeps children eager to learn while enabling exploration and expression
- durable construction with thick plastic walls and a rechargeable battery, with an estimated lifetime of four years, compared to an average life of three years for typical laptops
One Laptop Per Child offers cutting-edge technology that is highly specified towards young users in any environmental setting. They have given over 2.5 million computers directly in the hands of the children who need them most, in over 60 countries around the world.
Do you want to help give young children like Zimi the best education possible?
One Laptop Per Child uses the technology of today to craft a bright future for tomorrow.
You can help, with the donation of a car, boat, RV, or motorcycle to One Laptop Per Child by visiting our website or calling a representative at (888) 852-0102.
Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned from vehicle donations to One Laptop Per Child. Donating your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle is an easy way to fund OLPC.