This has nothing at all to do with personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants, but One Laptop Per Child is a fascinating project that I’ve been following for a while now. The goal is to help educate all the children in the world, and one step in the project is to give every child a laptop computer. Ambitious, yes. Impossible, no.
The laptop itself has been almost fully developed now, and is a very interesting piece of hardware.
The organization has come up with an innovative means of jump-starting the project — asking individuals to buy and donate laptops to children. The cost is only $200 per computer. Then, beginning in November, you can buy one laptop for yourself for $399, and the organization will donate one for you. Here are details from the project:
Thank you for your interest in One Laptop Per Child. Our mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. While children are by nature eager for knowledge, many countries have insufficient resources to devote to education—sometimes less than $20 a year per child. Imagine the potential that could be unlocked by giving every child in the world the tools they need to learn, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter how little they may have.
If you’d like to donate an XO laptop today, simply click the donation button on the right, above the photo. A donation of $200 will pay for and deliver one XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, $400 will pay for and deliver two XO laptops, and so on.
Starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child will be offering a Give 1 Get 1 Program for a brief window of time. For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home. If you’re interested in Give 1 Get 1, we’ll be happy to send you a reminder email. Just sign up in the box to the left and you’ll receive your reminder prior to the November 12 launch date.
Once again, thank you. We sincerely hope you’ll join our growing community of people working to create a connected, educated, enlightened future for the world’s most essential resource—its children.