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One Laptop per Child
In 2009,OLPC launched OLPCorps Africa Movement which equipped teams of students from around the world with 100 laptops, training & financial support to expand learning in Africa for kids ages 6-12
Develop ability of school pupils to employ computers in performing everyday tasks and solving everyday problems from a very young age;
Education is a basic human right and the key for full human, social, economic and democratic
The gaps in equity in education and subsequent opportunity are increasing.
Children do not lack capability, it is opportunity and resources.
The best preparation for children is to develop a passion for education and learning and the ability to learn how to learn.
With 1:1 access to connected laptops, children actively engage in their own learning and are no longer passive recipients of information.
A laptop is the most flexible learning tool. It allows children to be creative and productive and fit into today’s digital world.
Children can take ownership and express themselves by writing stories, taking pictures, making movies, exploring scientific phenomena, inventing learning games, or solving mathematical problems.