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Welcome to the One Laptop per Child Wiki, a collaborative site about the OLPC project and related communities.
We are currently working on 9,908 pages in over seventeen languages.

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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.

Walter Bender, OLPC President of Software and Content
Interview, 24 Apr 2007


The mission of the One Laptop per Child association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Why do children in developing nations need 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 all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

What's new

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Get Involved

OLPC is driven and supported by its community of thousands of participants, creators, and educators.

If you have and interesting idea or project, or want to start a local OLPC group, you can request an XO through our contributors and developers program. You can also emulate our Sugar environment on your PC.

While most of the opportunities to get involved are though our community, there are also a few specific current job openings.

Learn more

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You can read more and discuss new ideas about hardware, software, education and content; The XO's interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.

Our five core principles
Child Ownership: I wear my XO like my pair of shoes.
Low Ages: I have good XO shoes for a long walk.
Saturation: A healthy education is a vaccination, it reaches everybody and protects from ignorance and intolerance.
Connection: When we talk together we stay together.
Free and Open Source: Give me a free and open environment and I will learn and teach with joy.

About this wiki

This wiki is a tool for the community, to share information about their work and projects, to exchange ideas and get feedback from passers-by, and to provide shared space for people working on many aspects of education to discuss how to improve education and build informed communities through better collaboration and connection.

Related essays and projects are welcome here, from technical to epistemological. 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 make an account and join us.

Pages with the green {{OLPC}} banner at the top—such as this one—are maintained by the OLPC team and representative of the current state of the project; other pages may be slightly less up-to-date. You are welcome to edit and add information to OLPC-maintained pages.