The One Laptop Per Child organisation is a global organisation based on its mission of empowering the world’s poorest children through education. The Miami-based non-profit organisation started out with funding from member organisations such as AMD, Chimei, eBay, Google, Marvell, News Corporation, Nortel, Red Hat, and Quanta.
Their mission statement describes what they do best:
“We aim to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, we have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.”
Their latest concept is a $100 tablet named the “x03.0”. Although still a concept, Gizmodo reports that it will soon be a reality. Being designed for environments where power may not be easily accesible, it has a hand cranking feature which allows it to be powered up entirely by the strength in ones own two hands.
To learn more and help the cause, check out the website: