One Laptop Per ChildP.O. Box 425087, Cambridge, MA 02142, USAwww.laptop.org By- Brian Orozco
Our mission, and what we value: Our mission of One Laptop per Child 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 your support. People who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. Our values are primarily comprised in providing children access to this type of tool. In doing so, 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.
Who are we? Why am I here? We are an organization that incorporates education with today’s technology via laptop. Together, our goal is 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. I am here to explicate how together, by sharing a symbiotic relationship, we can synthesize our resources and provide these children the scaffolding tools needed to engage inmodern day media based education.
We have an extensive team of inputs that cover a breadth range of countries. The figure shown to the left are some of our key inputs that are salient to our operation. Working in unison makes our process run smoothly and effectively.
Our Process Receiving donations and sponsorship from foundations such as yours. Next we have our teams of software engineers, and industrial design create the product. We then collaborate with our shipping & distributing partners to send the laptops to pre determined villages and towns around the globe.
Outputs Our outputs are the teachers and children around the world where educational funding is almost non existent. Their surrounding communities are also an output.
Outcomes Our organization, with the help of people endeavoring to provide modern day education to children much less fortunate has successfully placed a laptop into 1,494,500 hands. This is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the estimated 1,000,000,000 children worldwide with no access to computer based education.
Community Need Since my youth I have always been interested in helping people less fortunate than I. As an adult I continue to have an admiration to help our impoverished children obtain an education that coincides with media based education. My personal connection to this organization is based on a belief that our nation among many others is filled with communities that will make room in their hearts to help children such as this young boy who lives in a rural mountainous village in Argentina.
Just Think & One Laptop Per Child Together we will work to change the educational status quo that hinders these impoverished children from realizing their potential.
Our use of Critical Thinking We are an organization that is makes inferencesbased on critical thinking skills. We strive to discover innovative ways to reach our outputs. To think ahead, and to self-regulateour operation. We continue to assesschildren’s strengths and weaknesses to design a product to suit their needs.
Our use of Critical Reading Critical Reading is prominent within our organization and our outputs as well. Our organization is always at the ready to formulate questions and seek answers, and to analyze concepts brought forth from our inputs and outputs. Our outputs greatly benefit from critical reading when they learn to understand text that is written in many world views, to analyze logic, to read structurally, and to deeply comprehendcurriculum and ideas that arise as they utilize this laptop learning tool.
Our use of Critical Action Critical action is detrimental to our mission an d ultimate goal for these children. Critical action in our organization is crucial in getting these laptops to the hands of children across the world. The use of critical action from the children who receive these laptops is what we strive for. We look to recreateand in some cases reconstruct education in the worlds poorest communities. We are here to improvethe worlds education one child at a time. Our children will learn to use skills in concert, to explore implications, to analyze, andto problem solve.
How can anybody get involved? We are an organization that is always recruiting to join our cause. We have many different volunteer opportunities, giving and donating opportunities as well. For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or donate please contact us at: www.laptop.org Or write us at: P.O. Box 425087, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
A small machine with a big mission. The XO is a potent learning tool designed and built especially for children in developing countries, living in some of the most remote environments. It’s about the size of a small textbook. It has built-in wireless and a unique screen that is readable under direct sunlight for children who go to school outdoors. It’s extremely durable, brilliantly functional, energy-efficient, and fun.
For your time and opportunity to earn your foundations support. Please keep in mind our future is determined by the youth of today. Together we can give these children a chance to break away from their norm and engage their cognitive capabilities. Thank you Just Think & One Laptop Per Child Very Much