Start a Laptop Project to Change Kids’ Lives Worldwide!

Nonprofit One Laptop per Child is offering free XO Laptop loans and a strong network of dedicated Volunteer Mentors for visionaries of all ages, enabling grassroots projects worldwide.

Over half a million XO Laptops are in the hands of kids worldwide today, in South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. These kids are not only changing their own lives, but are also changemakers in their villages, cities and countries. The laptops they receive contain software and content not only to learn academic subjects, but also empowering them to understand the world around them (learning online and off) materially engaging their families, environment and beyond.

  • Do you believe in a worldwide “Science Fair” of organic learning?
  • Do you know a teacher you can work with to create exceptional software?
  • Can you find exceptionally creative persons in your area?

Anyone can contribute: would you mentor a small group of tinkerers, or might you alone write a 21st century textbook to be put on all our laptops?  Simply demonstrate your project furthers innovative education in poor countries, architecting something new — we will then provide the hardware you need to lead the way.

  • Create software, hardware, guides, graphics, testing or support.
  • Advance the state-of-the-art in learning Activities around the environment, languages, health, science, math or humanities.
  • Seed a Community Repair Center or Local Laptop Library inspiring others to contribute.
  • Are you shovel-ready?

You will be hard-pressed to find a more deeply committed community, passionate to work with you shaping and delivering Quality Work you define. No matter how small or large. We strongly urge you to read our FAQ and apply today if you too can join us, facilitating a worldwide ecosystem of cutting-edge projects around XO Laptops, the Sugar learning environment, community leadership, and beyond.

Children the world over will thank you for engaging your curiosity, exploring their true needs, and actively sharing the fruits of your labor!

12 thoughts on “Start a Laptop Project to Change Kids’ Lives Worldwide!

  1. hola soy jordan Jimenez de Buenos Aires puntarenas costa Rica, quisiera adquirir computadoras donadas para los niños de la escuela Santa cruz de mi ciudad, y otras escuelitas rurales los cuales son de muy escasos recursos economicos y a cambio les ofresco montar un centro de reparacion de OX Laptops en Buenos Aires. yo tengo un taller de repacion de equipos de Computo y Laptops soy Tecnico en Computacion y tengo a una asociacion Cristiana que ayuda a los niños y a las personas de mayor pobreza de la zona a obtener ayuda internacional como lo son utiles escolares, ropa , zapatos, regalitos en navidad y mas, me gustaria que muchos niños de muy pocos recursos puedan tener una OX laptop y puedan tener acceso a la tecnologia como los demas niños de clase media. gracias

  2. I have a question rather than a comment. What is the sensor in the photo above presumably checking water quality.
    I would like to submit a proposal concerning obtaining laptops for a science class at my school where I currently work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia. We are located on the Sangkhar river in Battambang province. No earth science and little biology is currently taught. It is my hope to begin some science classes centered on environmental preservation and educate our students concerning the unique river environment in which we are currently located. Explore water quality, fauna and flora, river mechanics etc.
    If successful, could we obtain the pictured sensors as well?

  3. Permettez-moi de vous remercier pour tout ce que vous faites pour réduire le fossé numérique dans le monde entier.
    Vous avez choisi une cible impécable: les Enfants. Les enfants constituent la relève de demain. Un projet qui prend en compte les enfants, est un projet à encourager.
    Mon association, dont l’objectif est de promouvoir les TIC en Education (Français et Anglais), est en train de prendre les démarches pour vous joindre dans votre mission noble et louable.
    Merci et bon vent.

    Mr Gbodja Florent AHOSSI-MEHA
    Président/STED-Bénin
    07 BP 559 Cotonou, République du Bénin
    Tél: (+229) 96 14 40 44
    Email: stedbenin@yahoo.fr

  4. Dear Sir / Madam,

    APPLICATION FOR SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF USED LAPTOPS, DESK TOP COMPUTERS, COMPUTER BOOKS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DAKT FOUNDATION IN GHANA.WEST-AFRICA. (N.G.O)

    The above named non-governmental organization (NGO) is located around Kasoa in the central region of Ghana, West Africa.

    The community of the Amanfrom in the greater Accra region, central district are for the first time to have a feel of what a COMPUTER MAGAZINES, COMPUTER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OR BOOKS, LAPTOPS, DESK TOP COMPUTERS and other educational library materials looks like. The foundation with the help of other partners have build a 200 sitter library and a computer lab hall costing 15,000 dollars for the foundation, as part of our outreach programmer designed to introduce library facilities to deprived schools in rural areas where they are non –existent, we will like to bring the children closer to Christ, its very important, because God first in every thing, we will also want to start a fellowship with the children.

    The programmer is dubbed the “READING CLINIC AND COMPUTER TRAINING “the aim of mounting the library was to among other things inculcate reading habits in children and importance of books in their education pursuits. Want we need is help. We will like you to send us educational materials like
    # Computer books
    # Training Tracks, cds and DVDs
    # Computer educational Posters
    # Promotional T-shirts
    # Introduction to computer for children Books
    # Desk tops computers
    # Laptops
    # Playing items and games
    # Financial support
    and any other items that your organization thinks its ok for donation and help to the address below….

    MR. DODZI A.K.TETTEH.
    DAKT FOUNDATION.
    POST OFFICE BOX AN 6003,
    ACCRA NORTH,
    GHANA.WEST-AFRICA.
    PHONE NO. +233-277-593612

    The foundation have also started a scholarship and free computer education and excess to the internet programmer for 200 children in each of the ten 10 regions of Ghana from last year, we will like to add 1000 children to the number, we have about 59 blind children,17 deaf children and the 21 disabled children which we have decided to add to the new 1000 children, this granted the relief in the deprived and rural areas of Ghana, we have decided to give them computer training in their schools free and also give them 31 dollars as pocket money per child for a mouth ,to encourage the to go to school because of financial problems, we will like your organization to also support financially, no amount is too small to also help this children have a better education.

    JESUS SAID “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand knows what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:3-4

    I hope my proposal would be favorable consider, God bless you.
    Thank you.
    Yours Faithfully
    THE DIRECTOR,
    (DODZI A.K.TETTEH)

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  6. Hi,

    I am a college professor who works in NIcaragua with a project at a deaf/blind school. How can I get them computers?

    pam broido, M.Ed.

  7. Dear Sir / Madam,

    Ugu District Muncipality is a Local Government Entity established in term of Cahpter 7, of the South African Constitution Act no 108 of 1996. This chapter call for the establishment of local governmnet structures in order to facilitate community development and service delivery at community levels.

    It is against this background that Ugu District Muncipality was formed with a developmental state mandate. Ugu Youth Development Unit, situated in the Office of The Mayor would like to participate in this “One Laptop, Per Child” in order to advance rural development cause.

    I would like to acquire information as to how can our organisation partake in this vital World Project?

    I hope this declaration of intent to participate will be considered and be accepted.

    Thanking you in anticipation,

    Yours Faithfully
    Sipho Khuzwayo

    Manager: Youth Development Programmes
    Tel: 039 -6885866
    Fax: 039 -6821720
    Cell: 0798827502
    E-mail: Sipho.Khuzwayo@ugu.org.za

  8. I am having difficulty finding out how my non-profit can purchase the laptops in quantity for a special program. Call to Amazon was a dead end. Please could someone email me on this. We just want to buy some!

    Cordell Brown

  9. This sounds like a great way to get kids to really get in touch with the whole around them. Todays kids learn better and seems that it stays with them longer when they learn hands on. And I belive that laptops for kids is just what they need. There future is not text books its all becoming computers, and the earlier we start our child the better they will do.
    But, how do we go about getting something like this for our school?

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