The University of Miami’s Butler Center for Service and Leadership held an event this past weekÂ called “Canes for a Change”, the event is a week held annually in September where students areÂ 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 ofÂ OLPC to inform local students about the work OLPC is doing in the community and to get UM studentsÂ interested and involved in volunteering with OLPC.
The volunteers hosting the OLPC stand were surprised to learn many students already knew about OLPCÂ and were very excited to receive such a positive response from UMâ€™s student body. Over 40 studentsÂ visited the table and signed up to be a part of OLPC volunteer program in Miami.