The One Laptop One Child project aims

to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

There are 5 principles (apart from it being a non-profit organisation):

1. The kids get to keep the laptops.

2. Focus on early education.

3. No one gets left out.

4. Connection to the internet.

5. Free to grow and adapt.

Most of the more than one billion children in the emerging world don’t have access to adequate education. The XO laptop is our answer to this crisis—and after nearly two years, we know it’s working. Almost everywhere the XO goes, school attendance increases dramatically as the children begin to open their minds and explore their own potential. One by one, a new generation is emerging with the power to change the world.

So this is what I want to do when I grow up:


See the Flickr photostram here .

 Thanks to Angela Maiers for the link.