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Social Service Idea for HR: One Laptop Per Child

Social Service Idea for HR: One Laptop Per Child

by Frank Roche on November 15, 2007

in Motivation, Technology

Girl LaptopI just clicked my order for the Give One, Get One promotion for One Laptop Per Child. Here’s how it works:

One learning child. One connected child. One laptop at a time.

The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution.

I’ve been following Nicholas Negroponte’s idea for a while now. And now it’s come into being.

We’re going to give away the one we get to a child in Philadelphia. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to get people in your organization to participate? If you’re in HR, you can send out a quick note to let everyone know about the promotion. One laptop goes to a developing nation, and one goes to the employee. Imagine the possibilities if those laptops were given away, too. Laptops and learning are a heckuva lot better than guns and ammo. Four hundred dollars seems like a small price to pay to change two lives.

OLPC


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