On April 2, 2018, Fundacion Zamora Teran (FZT), a non-profit organization focused on implementing the One Laptop Per Child educational program in Nicaragua and throughout Central America, celebrated the grand opening of its Innovation Center in Managua.
The FZT Innovation is a space where students, teachers and the community can create innovative projects designed to improve the quality of life in the community. Visitors have an opportunity to build and create using 3D printers and robotics. Participants learn programming and coding skills as they work on projects to address local concerns.
OLPC applauds FZT’s work to provide all students in Central America and beyond with a quality, 21st Century education. To learn more about FZT’s OLPC educational program, visit http://fundacionzt.org/en/.
A recent OLPC educational program in Madagascar has shown excellent results based on a recent evaluation. This is another example of the transformation that occurs with implementation of the OLPC educational program.
The study reports, “Our results show that the use of computers in low-income countries supports formal and informal learning activities at home. It provides easy access to information, educational games and tools for self-expression.”
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Please take a moment to learn more about Mary Lou Jepsen, one of OLPC’s founders. We are grateful for her vision, dedication and commitment to education.
Mary Lou Jepsen, Inventor, Entrepreneur
Education is the first step to equality. OLPC believes that by providing girls with a quality, innovative education, we can create a world where all children have an equal opportunity to succeed.
The OLPC Vision
OLPC believes every child deserves a quality education and bright future. OLPC works to create a world where each child has an equal opportunity to succeed through education.
The OLPC Mission
OLPC’s mission is to create educational opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable children by providing each child with a rugged, connected laptop computer, loaded with content and software designed for joyful, self-empowered learning.
OLPC implements its educational program to provide students with the opportunity to use technology in innovative and creative ways, to support and supplement existing curriculum, to combat social exclusion and to encourage innovation and individual empowerment.
Throughout 2018, we will explore different aspects of the OLPC educational program and the impact on student achievement and community development around the world.
Stay tuned for more information!
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