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The One Laptop per Child association 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 poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.


Today's Featured Quote

"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

OLPC for Haiti: We are currently asking people and developers who are not using their XO-1's to donate them to our OLPC for Haiti program, which will deliver laptops and spare parts to our country team on the ground.

Read more recent news, follow our deployments, or read about sugar 0.86 and our upcoming XO 1.5 laptop release. If you want to suggest or start a new project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a project proposal directly.


OLPC project in Ethiopia
Start of mass production at Quanta

Get Involved

This wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC. Be bold - create new pages for your own projects, or learn how to get involved with those already in progress. You can also ask other community members about ways to contribute.

See our latest news including our newly 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.


News and updates

OLPC Rwanda launches at Kagugu Primary School in Kigali
Laptops are introduced in Mongolia
Thai, one of 18 localized OLPC keyboards
One of many activities available for Sugar - a Memorize game for practicing spelling, counting, and memory

The 17 most recent new pages on this wiki: