OLPC Proposal

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A proposal for raising money for the One Laptop Per Child Initiative

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OLPC Proposal

  1. 1. Saving the World One laptop at a time...
  2. 2. The need
  3. 3. The need The national average for public education is $7,500 a year, per student.
  4. 4. The need The national average for public education is $7,500 a year, per student.
  5. 5. The need The national average for public education is $7,500 a year, per student. The national average in the poorest countries is under $20 a year, per student.
  6. 6. The Need The U.S. spends 28% of the global education budget on 4% of the world’s children. Sub-Saharan Africa spends 2.4% of the global education budget on 15% of the world’s children. Low GDP = Low % spent on education
  7. 7. The Need
  8. 8. The Need One in three children, worldwide, does not complete the fifth grade. Many receive no education at all.
  9. 9. The Need One in three children, worldwide, does not complete the fifth grade. Many receive no education at all. Research shows that more of the same (more teachers, schools, books, etc.) is laudable, but insufficient.
  10. 10. The Need Do not give them more books, more schools, more of the same... Give them the world Give them the internet
  11. 11. Learn learning
  12. 12. Learn learning Think about thinking
  13. 13. Goals
  14. 14. Goals OLPC - One Laptop Per Child
  15. 15. Goals OLPC - One Laptop Per Child Expose them to a world of ideas and allow them to be more contributing members to the global society
  16. 16. Goals OLPC - One Laptop Per Child Expose them to a world of ideas and allow them to be more contributing members to the global society Implications for religion, the environment, trade, equality, and human rights.
  17. 17. What can we do... Become the Fundraiser
  18. 18. If you sell it, they will learn Group work Hardware package Software package Networking package OLPC package Speaker and media
  19. 19. Cost vs. Benefit Five dollars per student Play with and learn cutting edge technology A little hard work Educate thousands of children Save the world

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