A Generation Transformed
With over 700,000 laptops distributed and many more orders under way, school systems across the developing world are reaching an unprecedented number of children, both urban and rural. OLPC is connecting children to education in a completely new fashion: children are given access to software and the Internet while practicing their intuitive abilities to learn on a self-tutoring machine. By bringing the laptops home after school, the children continue to learn and have the opportunity to share knowledge with their communities. By owning a practical, beautiful and tactile object, the children acquire the pride and dignity inherent in having a
tool they can call their own.
The OLPC XO laptops' success has spawned the next generation, the OLPC XOXO, which will be available in 2010. Using direct feedback from the children-users, the next-generation XO is being designed in direct response to their passion for learning, for sharing with each other, and for self-expression.
The OLPC program is currently in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Thailand and Uruguay and it continues to grow.