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''[http://www.laptop.org One Laptop per Child] is a project about the transformation of education. It's about giving children who don't have the opportunity for learning that opportunity. So it's about access, it's about equity, and it's about giving the next generation of children in the developing world a bright and open future.''
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The [[One Laptop per Child]] non-profit develops a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO|the "XO Laptop"]]&mdash;to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our [[Mission|mission]] is to provide educational opportunities for the world's most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and [[activities|software tools and content]] designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.  
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OLPC has produced XO laptops for more than 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in [[OLPC Uruguay|Uruguay]], [[OLPC Peru|Peru]], [[OLPC Rwanda|Rwanda]], [[OLPC Haiti|Haiti]], Australia, [[OLPC Mongolia/Ulaanbaatar|Mongolia]] and the [[OLPC Birmingham|United States]].  These laptops all run [[Sugar]] and [[Fedora Linux]], and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of [[Deployments|deployment information]].
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The mission of the [[One Laptop per Child]] association is to develop a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO: The Children's Machine|the "XO Laptop"]]&mdash;to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new [[Learning Vision|opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves]].
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"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within -- within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making.  This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."  <br/> <span style="float:right; font-size:100%;">&nbsp; &mdash;Kofi Annan</span>
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* The Inter-American Development Bank announced that it will finance a pilot project to test whether one-to-one computing can improve teaching and learning in schools in Haiti (the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere). The IDB will make a $3-million grant for the pilot project, which will distribute XO laptops to 13,200 students and 500 teachers in 60 Haitian primary schools. The OLPC Foundation will contribute XO laptops to the project through the Give One Get One program.
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The [[Contributors|Contributors program]] offers free XO laptops to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwide.  To apply for this program, submit a [[Contributors program/Project proposal form|description of the work]] you are planning along with your contact information.
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Read more about our [[deployments]], the latest [[Sugar|sugar release]] and the new [[XO-4 Touch|XO-4 Touch laptop]], or other [[projects]]. Follow our [http://blog.laptop.org news] and submit new stories.  To suggest your own project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a [[Contributors|project proposal]] directly.  
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[[Image:Annan-sachs-bonsaaso.jpeg|thumb|Kofi Annan and Jeff Sachs visit students in [[OLPC Ghana|Bonsaaso, Ghana]] ]]
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[[Image:Classroom2.jpg|thumb|OLPC project in [[OLPC_Ethiopia|Ethiopia]] ]]
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OLPC is driven and supported by its community of thousands of [[Participate|participants]], [[developers|creators]], and [[Educators|educators]].  
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This Wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC.  Learn how to [[participate|get involved]] with those already in progress. You can also [[communication channels|ask]] other community members about ways to contribute.
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See our latest [http://planet.laptop.org community news] and [[OLPC:News|accomplishments]], including our overhauled [[Contributors Program]], offering free XO Laptop loans and [[Support Gang|community mentoring]] to volunteers worldwide who [[Contributors_program/Project_proposal_form|pay it forward]].
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The XO's iconic software interface, [[Sugar]], has its own [[OLPC Human Interface Guidelines|human interface guidelines]], here and on [http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Human_Interface_Guidelines the Sugar Labs wiki]. There are also discussion pages on issues of [[Deployments|deployment]] and [[Countries|country-specific]] discussions.
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OLPC is designed around five [[core principles]] &mdash; [[core principles#Child Ownership|Child Ownership]], [[core principles#Low Ages|Low Ages]], [[core principles#Saturation|Saturation]], [[core principles#Connection|Connection]], and [[core principles#Free and Open Source|Free and Open Source tools]], and each of these have their own portal sections as well.
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[[Image:StartOfMP.jpg|thumb|Start of mass production at [[Quanta]] ]]
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* A build of Android for the XO-4 is available, see [[Android]],
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Every page invites comments; you can discuss pages via the '''discussion''' tab found at the top of each page.  If you are new to wikis, see [[Wiki getting started]] for a tutorial. For good wiki style, and guidelines for editing, see [[OLPC:Wiki]]. Please [[Special:Userlogin|make an account]] and join us.
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* A community project for using XOs as class or school servers has begun, please get involved, see [[XS Community Edition]],
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* The [http://blog.laptop.org/2013/07/16/family-oriented-xo-tablet-debuts-at-walmart-for-149/ XO Learning Tablet] debuted in July, 2013.
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* The [[XO-4|XO-4 Touch laptop]] entered production in February, 2013.
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* 2012 brought our [http://olpcSF.org/summit global community summit] Oct 19-21 and follow-on implementers' [http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugarcamp_SF_2012 San Francisco Sugarcamp++] Oct 22-24 -- all were invited to both events!
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* [[OLPC Uruguay|Uruguay]] became the first country in the world to achieve one laptop per child, when its President Tabaré Vázquez handed out 400,000 XOs to the remaining school children on October 13, 2009.
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XO: The Children's Machine

The One Laptop per Child non-profit develops a low-cost laptop—the "XO Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for the world's most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and software tools and content designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

OLPC has produced XO laptops for more than 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Haiti, Australia, Mongolia and the United States. These laptops all run Sugar and Fedora Linux, and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of deployment information.


Quote of the Day

"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within -- within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."
  —Kofi Annan

Current projects

The Contributors program offers free XO laptops to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwide. To apply for this program, submit a description of the work you are planning along with your contact information.

Read more about our deployments, the latest sugar release and the new XO-4 Touch laptop, or other projects. Follow our news and submit new stories. To suggest your own project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a project proposal directly.


Kofi Annan and Jeff Sachs visit students in Bonsaaso, Ghana
School break at the pilot in Arahuay, Perú
OLPC project in Ethiopia

Get Involved

This Wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC. Learn how to get involved with those already in progress. You can also ask other community members about ways to contribute.

See our latest community news and accomplishments, including our overhauled Contributors Program, offering free XO Laptop loans and community mentoring to volunteers worldwide who pay it forward.

Overviews

There are overview pages dedicated to hardware, software, education and content. The XO's iconic software interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines, here and on the Sugar Labs wiki. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.

OLPC is designed around five core principlesChild Ownership, Low Ages, Saturation, Connection, and Free and Open Source tools, and each of these have their own portal sections as well.


Start of mass production at Quanta

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