Saturday, February 18, 2012

OLPC seeds in the Delta

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is working.

SEED is changing the way students learn at two Nigerian schools. Through an innovative multi-sector collaboration with two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), a mining company, and a national government 6,000 students will each receive his or her own laptop computer.  These computers, specially designed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) educational initiative, include programs that allow personal growth through the use of digital technologies. Students will use their computers to learn mathematics, science and other fundamentals—both independently and collectively. (Read more...)
A volunteer program at Schlumberger has enabled two schools to use these XO laptops (they now cost only $200 each). Many more children need assistance.

Links: 
1. One-to-One Learning Project in Nigeria (SEED + OLPC)
2. UpNaira + OLPC
3. OLPC's heart will go on and on

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