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There are plenty of opportunities for kids and parents alike to get involved in the OLPC project. You can:
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There are plenty of ways to find out more about the One Laptop per Child project. Here are a few of the [[communication channels]]:
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Are you a teacher or high school/college student? You can contribute by doing testing, development, mentoring, and more.
 
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* Start a [[University program|University Chapter]]
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* [http://laptop.org/xo Simply give] one or more laptops to be sent directly to children in developing countries
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You can also [http://laptop.org/en/participate/ways-to-give.shtml donate to the project]
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* '''Donate your time''', apply for the [[Contributors program]].
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* '''Redonate your XO''' see where to send your XO to a kids program [[Donate_Your_Get_One ]]
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The first place you should look to get involved with OLPC is in '''your''' community.  Chances are that there is someone else nearby that is also interested.
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* Get involved in, or start, a [[Regional groups|regional group]]
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The [[XO]] Laptop is deployed to children in many languages; we ♥ people who can help us translate in many ways. You can:
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* Join the [http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/localization Localization mailing list]
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Help us provide free and open content for children along with their XO's.
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* [http://sugarlabs.org/go/Creating_textbooks Create electronic textbooks]
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* Upload photos to the [http://www.flickr.com/groups/olpc/ OLPC Flickr] group
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* Help format and [[Wiki gang|edit our wiki]]
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* Get involved in [[Design gang|artwork projects]]
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* Get involved in an [[Health|OLPC Health]] project
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* Create various [[Software ideas#Mathematics|calculating, data analysis and visualization, and financial tools]].
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* Develop an activity or collection: [[Class orchestra activity|a class orchestra]], [http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?ClassicMathProblems math problems], or [http://www.wikihow.com/Select-wikiHow-Articles-for-the-One-Laptop-Per-Child-Association how-tos].
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New releases of software builds, [[activities]] and [[collections]] are always in need of testing.  You can help by downloading, installing and giving us feedback.
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* Join the [http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/Testing Testing mailing list]
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There is a strong developer community, strongly based in Free and Open Software. If you would like to participate:
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* Review [[Activities]] and develop an activity
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* Help [[Wiki|build and transform]] information posted on the [[The OLPC Wiki|OLPC Wiki]]
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== Other ways to get involved ==
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:'''Reach Out'''
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Engage and support thinkers around the world such as:
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For an <u>'''older overview'''</u> of getting involved, see the more detailed page '''[[Getting involved in OLPC]]'''.   
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* Samwel Kongere (Kenya) of [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mendenyo Mendenyo] (social enterprise)
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* Kiyavilo Msekwa (Tanzania) of [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learnhowtolearn Learn How to Learn] (hardware/software innovation such as the [http://www.includer.org Includer])
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* Janet Feldman (USA/Kenya) of [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holistichelping Holistic Helping] (AIDS response)
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* Pamela McLean (UK/Nigeria) of [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningfromeachother Learning From Each Other] (linking rich-bandwidth and poor-bandwidth people)
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Find out more about OLPC

There are plenty of ways to find out more about the One Laptop per Child project. Here are a few of the communication channels:

  • Read up and discuss OLPC on a mailing list
  • Find out about what's going on in your region
  • Chat about OLPC in IRC Chat
  • Discover more about OLPC here on the wiki
  • Simply give one or more laptops to be sent directly to children in developing countries

You can also donate to the project

Get involved locally

The first place you should look to get involved with OLPC is in your community. Chances are that there is someone else nearby that is also interested.

Translate

The XO Laptop is deployed to children in many languages; we ♥ people who can help us translate in many ways. You can:

Content

Help us provide free and open content for children along with their XO's.

Testing

New releases of software builds, activities and collections are always in need of testing. You can help by downloading, installing and giving us feedback.

Software Development

There is a strong developer community, strongly based in Free and Open Software. If you would like to participate:

Hardware

There are a few hardware opportunities for EE's and anyone interested in physical bits and bobs:

Volunteer Infrastructure Group

  • Want to get involved in helping run the OLPC servers and help fix infrastructure problems, and design and implement new systems?
  • The OLPC Volunteer Infrastructure Group (VIG) supports the rt and trac ticket systems, the development code repository, git, and assists in planning and server bug tracking and fixing.
  • There are opportunities for both experienced and novice sysadmins to help OLPC and have fun in an intellectually challenging way.

Virtual opportunities

There are many other ways to get involved online.

Other ways to get involved

Reach Out

Engage and support thinkers around the world such as:

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