There are roughly 2.5 million XOs in the field as of January, 2012. The information below represents the number of XOs delivered, shipped or ordered for each country or region. Not all XOs are currently in schools. Where possible, the status of each country and additional details on their software and deployment status is included at the bottom (and on the detailed deployment page). There is also a separate Pilots page for small pilots, which are often run independently from OLPC.
For an overview of deployment steps, see our deployment guide.
A few color-maps of the world showing the relative sizes of global deployments are available from our Maps page.
- http://olpcMAP.net (background) shows off individual projects, from a few XOs to large deployments, around the world, updated live (in 2013, onwards)
- A global deployment map, updated in late 2011
All information is tentative and subject to change without notice. For the purposes of this and related pages, we use the following definitions:
- Any project with less than 5,000 laptops in the same school or community with the goal of supplying an XO to every primary school age child.
- Any project with more than 5,000 laptops in the same region that has been launched with significant engagement by national educational leaders, with a goal of of supplying an XO to every primary school age child.
Preparing for your own deployment
To document your OLPC deployment, please simply sign up with a login and password to this wiki, create a new wiki page and add the Deployment template text to your new page along with some details, and if possible technical details, education outcomes and photos of your success.
This is information queried from the semantic annotations of pages in Category:Deployments. It was last systematically updated in January 2011, at which point there were roughly 2 million XOs in the field. You can sort this table by clicking on the arrows in the column headings.
|XOs delivered, shipped or ordered||Language||Keyboard||Software release||School server status|
|Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard||8.2.0 (767)|
|English||OLPC English Keyboard|
|OLPC G1G1||7850078,500||English||OLPC English Keyboard||7.1.0 (650)
|Spanish||OLPC English Keyboard
OLPC Spanish Keyboard
|OLPC Birmingham||1550015,500||English||OLPC English Keyboard||0.4|
|OLPC Small groups||1450014,500||English||OLPC English Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)||none|
|OLPC Haiti||1370013,700 +||Kreyol||OLPC French (ca)(ht) Keyboard & English/Intl Keyboards||7.1.2 (656)
|OLPC Australia||80008,000||English||OLPC English Keyboard|
|OLPC G1G1 2008||65006,500||English||OLPC English Keyboard||8.2.0 (767)||none|
|OLPC Nigeria||60006,000||English||OLPC English Keyboard|
|OLPC Amharic Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)||0.5.1|
|Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard||8.2.0 (767)
|OLPC Devanagari Keyboard, Marathi Keyboard, English Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)|
|OLPC Oceania||50005,000||OLPC English Keyboard||Candidate||0.4|
|OLPC Colombia||40004,000||Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard||8.1.0 (703)||0.4|
|OLPC Paraguay||40004,000||Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard||8.2.1||0.5.1|
|OLPC Misc||35003,500||English||OLPC English Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)
|OLPCorps 2009||30003,000||English||OLPC English Keyboard||none|
|OLPC Costa Rica||30003,000||Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard|
|OLPC Guatemala||30003,000||Spanish||OLPC Spanish Keyboard||8.2.0 (767)||none|
|OLPC Palestinian territories||20002,000
|Arabic||OLPC Arabic Keyboard|
|OLPC Ghana||11001,100||English||OLPC English Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)||0.3|
|OLPC Cambodia||10001,000||Khmer||OLPC Khmer Keyboard|
|OLPC South Africa||650650||English||OLPC English Keyboard|
|OLPC Greece||630630||8.2.0 (767)||none|
|OLPC Italy||600600||OLPC Italian Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)||none|
|OLPC Lebanon||450450||Arabic||OLPC Arabic Keyboard||7.1.2 (656)|
|OLPC Madagascar||295295||French||OLPC English Keyboard|
|Republic of Guinea||00||English
|OLPC French Keyboard||Candidate||none|
|Algeria||A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here - with a special focus to the team collaborating with the Green Helmets -Nature Parc Guards and the Monusco Blue Helmets Mission and proposed 2013.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project. More: Report on the team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q1Hdr0mDhCY|
|Burundi||A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here - with a special focus to the team collaborating with the Green Helmets -Nature Parc Guards and the Monusco Blue Helmets Mission and proposed 2013.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project. More: Report on the team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q1Hdr0mDhCY|
|Ecuador||A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here - with a special focus to the team collaborating with the Green Helmets -Nature Parc Guards and the Monusco Blue Helmets Mission and proposed 2013.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project. More: Report on the team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q1Hdr0mDhCY|
|Guinea||A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here and proposed 2012.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project to the new - November 2010 - first elected government after over 50 years of dictatorship, which is calling upon their team to help make good use of the couple of millions received from the international community. We met several ministers, including the prime minister. The minister of Education claimed he knows the project and saw the project during a state visit to another country, but the laptops were blue and he will receive them for free. We told him the laptops must have been from another project. We indicated potential resources and grant lines to obtain the XO's, but he insisted he would get the blue computers for free. We left it at that and went to the prime minister. 9 Months later, no blue computers have been received.|
|OLPC -Sana'a-Yemen||School - To be confirmed Laptops - 2*25|
|OLPC Argentina||Running Sugar 0.84 with custom content. No word yet on server status|
|OLPC Birmingham||Will deploy build 714.
Also using customized versions of FF, flash, mplayer
Will use School Server 0.4.Deployment started target of 14K XOs total.
|OLPC Cambodia||Exact deployment date not set yet. 1000 of 3200 laptops have already been deployed to schools, however.|
|OLPC Canada||Running Sugar 0.88 with a custom Canadian activity pack|
|OLPC Colombia||230 XOs deployed in Marina North school outside Medellin.
School Server planned for Marina North. Exact build tbd.
680 XOs deployed by Pies descalzos foundation at three schools on barranquilla, Bogota and Quibdo (Build 703)
School Server planned for the three schools
Large opportunity under consideration in Colombian DepartmentAdditional laptops rolled out in 2009
|OLPC Costa Rica||Feb 2012. Via Fundación Quirós Tanzi.|
|OLPC Ethiopia||Started with GTZ and the Ministry of Education.|
|OLPC G1G1||The 2007 Give One, Get One program ran until December 31st, 2007. See G1G1 2007|
|OLPC G1G1 2008||The 2008 Give One, Get One program ran until January 5th, 2009. See G1G1 2008|
|OLPC Ghana||Stalled on government politics (corruption charges), despite the agreement.|
|OLPC Greece||Organized by a network of teachers. Individual saturated classes of students at many schools.|
|OLPC Guatemala||Planned for "before 3rd quarter 2009"; funded by Claro, same company as Telmex which does Mochila Digital in Mexico.|
|OLPC Haiti||Target of 13.7K XOs, release 8.1.0 or later. Actual amount deployed unknown.|
|OLPC India||Currently India is running at less than 5000 OLPC XOs. The single largest deployment of 1000 is in the state of Manipur in and around Imphal. There are schools in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Tamilnadu that are using OLPC.|
|OLPC Italy||Bernie is not entirely innocent of this deployment! They are using Italian as their language, I believe, despite issues raised on this page.|
|OLPC Kenya||1.2 million XO's, budget $600 million, as per http://www.one.org/us/2014/03/17/why-kenyas-school-laptops-program-is-not-the-answer/
Some Numbers may shed a light: The price for the XO laptop-x-tablet = ±€ 162, the portable PV panel = ±30€ and the average life-time = ±7 years. So, 1 XO laptop = 162 €+30€ PV panel/7 yrs alt= 27,51 €/yr => 2,29 €/month.student. 1.200.000 XO's x 190 €/XO = 228.000.000 €. Total budget mentioned 6.000.000 $ (2014) - 228.000.000 € = ± 222.000.000 assumingly for setting up a CO2e dpt in the Ministry of Education, teacher trainings, transforming the schoolbooks into eBooks, etc. A couple of years, the Kenyan gvt. provided hundreds of thousands of portable waterfilters to the families, thus putting a basic layer in society. It seems the Kenyan government now puts a second set of basic layers in society: the portable laptopschools bring at least a light-source in every house. The portable PV panel brings at least a basic power source in every household and can charge not only the XO, but also a radio, a gsm, ... and be a source of revenues.With it all families and kids have epaper, something to write on, ALL the schoolbooks of a whole school career and room for some 800 more, with the wifi and mesh networking these show in an eLibrary shared with all the other kid's laptopschools so that if you have 100 kids there are 8000 books in e.g. how to meld iron and make tools, clean water with clay-pot filters, etc., it's a portable light, communication device, something to generate money with etc.
|OLPC Lebanon||Several hundred XOs delivered to refugee camp in Lebanon in September. Believe they were given out with build 656 but should be upgraded once Arabic support is confirmed better in 8.2. Another 1000 out of 3500 total given to a refugee camp in the Palestinian territories.|
|OLPC Madagascar||three deployments ongoing.|
|OLPC Mexico||Some ~10k were deployed, others were given by Mexico to Central American countries along with other aid. Limited data available on those deployments.
A donation by Procter & Gamble Mexico. A project lead by P&G, UNETE & Fundación Pro-Mazahuas.
The start of a project in Nayarit for Indigenous Communities (Huicholes, Coras and Tepehuanos). Laptops given to the kids during August 2011. A great example of connectivity (Solar, electricity & Satelital Internet) in distant regions.
A project in San Luis Potosi lead by the Minister of Indigenous Education in the State. No information has been provided on the specific date when XO's were given to the kids in the State . Sugestions have been made by OLPC but limited response from the leaders. Teachers in the State have translated Sugar to their mother language Téenek.
The start of a 350K-student deployment in the state of Sonora.
|OLPC Misc||These include some smaller gives, and smaller individual projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Oceania, these miscellaneous laptops are rolled into the total for OLPC Oceania; those received via the developers or contributors program are listed under OLPC small groups. Small projects that did not use international English keyboards have their own pages.|
|OLPC Nepal||OLPC Nepal deployed initially ~200 XOs, and later up to 2500 XOs to 26 schools in 6 districts. The machines included the E-Paath learning activities for early elementary students, and are to have school servers running their digial library.|
|OLPC Nicaragua||Interested in OpenWijs and Waveplace; working with regional teachers.
Through the Zamora-Teran Foundation
|OLPC Nigeria||A larger deployment, independent of the initial Galadima pilot project.|
|OLPC Oceania||Plan to use a School Server, possibly 0.4. Some islands may be using pre-release 8.2 image.|
|OLPC Palestinian territories||The first 1000 XOs for students in West Bank schools, and 1000 additional XOs for repairs. The first machines arrived in early 2009 with 656 installed, but are being updated.
2,100 XOs delivered to a school cluster in Gaza. There was a big ceremony and demo three months after their delivery; things are progressing rapidly here.
|OLPC Paraguay||Teacher training wrapping up. Plan to deploy 4K XOs in schools in Q1 2009.|
|OLPC Peru||Running Sugar 0.86 with a custom activity pack
As with the 1.0 deployments, some schools want to deploy School Servers -- the exact date and version are not set yet.
These machines are being used in urban areas. Many are being used in Technology Resource Centers, with 1-7 children sharing an XO over the course of a term, with each able to take it home in turn for projects
The last batch of ~100K will run Sugar 8.1.2 with the Peru activity/content pack. The next batch will be XO-1.5, running Sugar 0.86.Some schools will deploy School Servers -- the exact date and version are not set yet.
|OLPC Rwanda||2013: 210k = 110K (before 2012) +100k (2012) laptops in country. Before 2012, a batch of 60k was deployed first, then another 50k.
Schools will teach in English, French and Kinyarwanda.
Powerpoint Presentation, Bootstrapping OLPC deployment in Rwanda, from Juliano Bittencourt & Brian Jordan, members of the OLPC Learning Team, who assisted with this large-scale deployment.
|OLPC South Africa||650 XOs|
|OLPC Uruguay||50,000 XO-4 Touch tablets—the latest, Android-based iteration of the OLPC vision—to students in Uruguay as per http://blog.laptop.org/2014/03/12/olpc-concentrating-on-its-core-values-education/#.Uyw58q1dWYh
Using custom School Server based on Debian
High school machines, dark blue on request. Currently running customized version prepared by Paraguay.
Using non-standard School Server based on Debian
|OLPCorps 2009||OLPCorps teams began deploying in late June 2009.|
|Republic of Guinea||A team coached by SvenAERTS - former OLPC Europe - is working here and will propose 2012.03.14 the OLPC Educational Project to the new - November 2010 - first elected government after over 50 years of dictatorship, who is calling upon their team to help make good use of the couple of millions received from the international community.|
Information on translations
- Deployment Guide, a generalized guide to a large-scale deployment of one laptop per child.
- Deployments support for information and feedback on technical support issues associated with country deployments.
- A Google map based on this deployment info
- A world map based on this deployment info
- http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Deployment_Team/Places Deployments of Sugar operating system including non OLPC hardware