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Waveplace Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Pennsylvania that:

1) raises money to purchase laptops for children in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.

2) creates training materials that teach digital media skills.

3) inspires teachers to use computers in new ways.

Our Pilots:

  • Jan-March 2008 - 20 XOs - St John, US Virgin Islands (Movies, field notes)
  • February-September 2008 - 23 XOs - Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (Movies, field notes)
  • June-July 2008 - 52 XOs - Immokalee, Florida (Movies, NPR story, photos, field notes)
  • August-September 2008 - 25 XOs - Rivas, Nicaragua (photos, field notes)
  • June 2009 - 27 XOs - Petite Rivière Des Nippes, Haiti
  • Spring 2010 - 170 XOs - Four locations, Haiti
  • May 2010 - 74 XOs - St. John, US Virgin Islands
  • July 2010 - 105 XOs - São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe

By October 1st, we'll have trained 23 teachers and 103 children how to really use Etoys and the XO.

We've also developed Etoys video tutorials and will ultimately produce a textbook and documentary film.

In 2009, we hope to raise enough money to train 144 teachers and donate 1152 laptops. In 2010, we hope to raise this to 432 teachers and 3456 laptops.

While these numbers may seem small, we believe strongly that mentoring in small groups is essential to real success.

Watch our live Waveplace Awards show to see children from each pilot greet each other and read their stories to the world.

For more information, visit http://waveplace.com