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I was asked a couple of weeks back by Wendy, if there was a "cause" I supported. It sounded like one of those "purpose" questions... what I was passionate about. Passionate enough to give of my time, money, thoughts and energy. I'd have to admit, the question came out of the blue and took me off guard. I paused for a while. Then I remembered; and like a delighted puppy who found its long lost hidden bone in the backyard, I gleefully replied "Oh yes! Laptops for every child. You can find the link on my homepage!"

It’s not a laptop project. It’s an education project

Being a self-proclaimed, TechChick; and understanding the potential of technology, I know this is a great cause. If there's a gift to give a child, give something life changing... give Education.

The vision behind One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) was founded by Nicholas Negroponte. The OLPC mission is to empower children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop, or the XO laptop. Education for our world’s children should be a priority, not a privilege.

The basic principles:
1) Children are our most precious natural resource
2) The solution to poverty, peace, environment is education
3) Teaching is one but not the only way to achieve learning

One of the major components to making this mission possible was to bring the laptop cost to as low as possible. The target is USD$100.

2008 OLPC Project in Cambodia Learn all about the One Laptop Per Child Project on their official website. Support the cause, donate today. Each laptop cost USD$199, but what a difference it will make. In the end, I was asked to name another possible cause to support... I named St. Vincent de Paul ... ... ...

1 comment:

  1. Took out the Verification on my post's Comment.
    Wonder if this will make a difference for Wendy who complained of an error.


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