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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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[[One Laptop per Child]] association is developing a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO|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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Why children need [[XO|laptops]] : laptops are a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for children to [[learning learning|learn learning]] through independent interaction and exploration.<br clear="all"/>
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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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* OLPC launched its second Give One, Get One ("G1G1") program on November 17, 2008, following last year's popular program which supported the production of over 150,000 XOs. This year the XO laptops will be shipped to donors through Amazon.com, and the program includes [[XO_Giving/G1G1EU|Europe]]. Visit [http://laptop.org/xo '''laptop.org/xo'''].
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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:001_Arahuay.JPG|thumb|School break at the [[Educators|pilot]] in [[OLPC Peru/Arahuay|Arahuay, Perú]] ]]
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[[Image:Classroom2.jpg|thumb|OLPC project in [[OLPC_Ethiopia|Ethiopia]] ]]
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This Wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPCLearn 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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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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* 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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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

News and updates

OLPC Rwanda launches at Kagugu Primary School in Kigali
Laptops are introduced in Mongolia
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