OLPC volunteer program – University of Miami

The University of Miami’s Butler Center for Service and Leadership held an event this past week called “Canes for a Change”, the event is a week held annually in September where students are introduced to the ideas of volunteerism and leadership.

This year, several OLPC Miami volunteers:
Adriana Gonzalez; Yizhou Mao; and Lindsay Acton, took the initiative to set up a table on behalf of OLPC to inform local students about the work OLPC is doing in the community and to get UM students interested and involved in volunteering with OLPC.

The volunteers hosting the OLPC stand were surprised to learn many students already knew about OLPC and were very excited to receive such a positive response from UM’s student body. Over 40 students visited the table and signed up to be a part of OLPC volunteer program in Miami.

6 thoughts on “OLPC volunteer program – University of Miami

  1. This is interesting. What actually are the students doing as part of the OLPC volunteer program? We deploy OLPCs in Axim, Ghana. We are always looking for more donated OLPCs…Ghana has not deployed many, country-wide. We’re sort of a pilot program. Anyway, I’d like to learn more about your program. Maryanne (http://ghanatogether.org)

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