One Laptop Per Child


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One Laptop Per Child

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  2. 2. What is OLPC ? • Education project • Learning opportunities for children in underprivileged sections of society • SELF-Empowered learning • The OLPC association develops a low-cost laptop—the “XO Laptop”—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children.
  3. 3. Our Mission • To provide educational opportunities for the world's underprivileged 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. • It’s an education project, not a laptop project. - Nicholas Negroponte (Founder of OLPC)
  4. 4. Self-learn Share Collaborate Self-learn Share Collaborate Children can self-learn without the aid of teachers. They can share their ideas and opinions with each other. Learning made easy will come true with the help of these laptops.
  5. 5. XO : The Children's Laptop
  6. 6. XO : The Children's Laptop • The default system software for the XO laptop includes child-friendly Activities, the Sugar user interface, and many other software components built on top of a modified Fedora Linux kernel.
  7. 7. OLPC India • OLPC started it's journey in India in September,2007 at Khairat, a rural village near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra. • Since July 2008 OLPC India has been reaching out to various state governments, the primary education initiatives of the central government, corporations, foundations, NGOs and high net worth individuals. • It also started a new pilot at Katha in Delhi. Katha has been mandated to take its model to several million children in Delhi and they are excited about XO changing the world of children of Delhi's slums around Govindpuri.
  8. 8. Current Deployments in India • Katha, Govindpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi • Khairat school, Khairat-Dhangarwada Village, Maharashtra • Parikrma Center for Learning, Bangalore • Aradhna Convent School, Bangalore • Holy Mother School, Nashik • Saint-Anthony School, Dugawar (U.P.) • Auroville, Tamil Nadu
  9. 9. Khairat school, Khairat-Dhangarwada Village, Maharashtra
  10. 10. Current Deployments outside India • OLPC has also been deployed in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, Afghanistan, Korea, Rwanda, Libya, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia , Romania, United States and Canada , Alabama.
  11. 11. OLPC Pune • Started on 14th Feb,2009 in Gnunify • Project categorized in three areas 1) Learning 2) Technical 3) Outreach
  12. 12. I am not a technical person, but I am interested, what can I do ? • Get Involved Locally: The first place you should look to get involved with OLPC is in your community. Chances are that there is someone else nearby that is also interested. • Localization: The XO Laptop is deployed to children in many languages; we ♥ people who can help us translate in many ways. • Donate • Content: Help us provide free and open content for children along with their XO's. •
  13. 13. Let us come together to make One Laptop Per Child project a reality on ground !!
  14. 14. • OLPC India: • OLPC Mailing List: • Groups Photo Gallery: • YouTube Channel: