LAPTOP Sends One Laptop Per Child’s ‘$100 Laptop’ to Africa

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Laptopmag.com presents exclusive story on African children’s experiences with the XO laptop.

To coincide with the start of One Laptop Per Child’s Give 1 Get 1 initiative, LAPTOP – Mobile Solutions for Business & Life sent an XO laptop to Africa to get an exclusive firsthand look at what impact it could have there.

The results can be found in an article on http://www.laptopmag.com , “OLPC XO: We Gave One, Got One to Africa,” which details the story of Sali Fandjalan as she presents the XO to children in Guinea. The XO laptop was designed to aid in fulfilling the educational philosophy that children learn by doing, exploring, and discovering. In the village where Sali was able to observe the XO in the hands of children, there are no formal education policies. Most of the children had never seen a computer before, never mind one developed especially for them, and they were fascinated by it. While the children were entertained by taking their pictures with the built-in camera, they also learned to type their names, play memory games, and create music.

One Laptop Per Child's Give 1 Get 1 program runs from November 12th to 26th and is the only time the public will be able to purchase XO laptops. During this program, North American consumers will be able to purchase two XO laptops for $399, one for them to keep and one to be sent to a child in a developing nation.

Laptopmag.com’s complete One Laptop Per Child XO laptop coverage, which includes Sali Fandjalan’s journal, can be found at http://laptopmag.com/Features/Complete-Coverage-One-Laptop-Per-Child-OLPC-XO.htm.

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LAPTOP- Mobile Solutions for Business & Life celebrates the infusion of mobile technology in our daily lives, and its pages provide the information, advice, and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world. LAPTOP is the leading source of mobile technology information and serves as the essential guide for both mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers who want to make informed buying decisions and stay connected and entertained on the go.

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(212) 807-8220
http://www.laptopmag.com

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