SFSU professor and OLPC-SF organizer Sameer Verma wrote a nice project summary in the latest Linux Journal titled OLPC: Are We There Yet? In it he discusses the state of the project, and what remains to be done before every child has access to tools for their own education.
Sameer writes from the perspective of his own efforts to promote olpc around the world, and that of the Bay-area education hackers who help with everything from testing hardware, Sugar, and peripherals (leggo my WeDo!) to supporting schools in other countries. It’s a well laid-out piece, with pointers to how local groups can make a difference.