November 21, 2008 Having already distributed more than 500,000 XO laptops in 31 countries, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has launched its “Give 1 Get 1” program for 2008. The scheme raised more than USD$35 million in 2007 to fund the delivery of tens of thousands laptops to kids in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mongolia and Rwanda.
The public can support OLPC’s program either by paying USD$399 for two XO children’s laptops – one to keep and one to give – or by donating one or more laptops for $199 each. Each laptop donated goes directly to a child in a developing country.
With some of the world’s poorest countries spending less than $20 a year per child on education, participation in the Give 1 Get 1 program will help bring modern learning to these children and empower them to build a better future for themselves and their communities.