Here’s a new way to have it all and give it away at the same time. Share this with grandparents and other generous gift givers.
Starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child will be offering a Give 1
Get 1 Program for a brief window of time. For $399, you will be
purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a
child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to
your child at home.
The goal of One Laptop Per Child is “To provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves.” They have developed a laptop that is “rugged, durable and child-friendly, inside and out,” specifically for the world’s poorest children in the most remote areas. It consumes very little power, is rechargeable by human power, contains its own wireless router for connectivity, runs on free open-source software with web browsing, multimedia, wiki journaling, presentation tools and more, and has a unique and new interface focused on activities and community rather than specific software or documents.
Of course, the Give 1, Get 1 program is not the only option. Your gift of $200 will pay for and deliver an XO laptop to a child in a developing nation.