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Founded:
January 1, 2005
Headquarters:
Cambridge, MA
Categories:
Curated Web

With the tagline, It's not a laptop project. It's an education project, the One Laptop per Child initiative aims to revolutionize how we

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With the tagline, "It's not a laptop project. It's an education project," the One Laptop per Child initiative aims to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. In January 2005, the MIT Media Lab launched the research initiative to develop a $100 laptop. This lead to the development of the One Laptop per Child association.

Most of the nearly two billion children in the developing world are inadequately educated, or receive no education at all. One in three does not complete the fifth grade. Many developing countries have insufficient resources to devote to education; according to OLPC, some spend less than $20 per year per child (compared to an average of $7,500 in the United States). By giving children their very own connected laptop, OLPC hopes to give them a window to the outside world with access to vast amounts of information and a way to connect with each other.

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Current Team (22)

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Products (1)

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    XO Laptop

    XO Laptop was added to CrunchBase in 2007

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  • Office

    Cambridge, MA

    USA