How About One Laptop Per Child?

Laptops for underprivileged kids

Jan 22, 2013

One Laptop Per Child is not some gimmick or a dream filled slogan; it’s an actual nonprofit that designs and distributes low cost computers to some of the world’s disadvantaged kids. Developed by faculty members from the MIT Media Lab, these special XO computers host a bunch of features that meet the specific needs of their young recipients, who often live in places without electricity or running water.
The hardware is tailored for the needs of the program’s kids: high power efficiency, ability to charge from alternate power sources, a wireless broadband that allows laptops to communicate with one another creating an ad-hoc network, and screens fit for display in direct sunlight.
At $35 a laptop, these low-cost wonders are educational tools that enable children - who would not otherwise have access to such technology - to learn and progress. [Source: One Laptop Per Child]

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