One of the very promising projects out there aimed at growing a brighter future for children worldwide is the “One Laptop” project.
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½It’s an education project, not a laptop project.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Nicholas Negroponte
Our goal: To provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves.
The project’s origins go back more than four decades to the early days of computing, when most machines were still the size of small dinosaurs, and almost no one dreamed they would ever be suitable for children. But pioneering thinkers like Seymour Papert disagreed sharply, and over time led the long march from radical theory to reality proving the immense power of the personal computer as a learning tool for children.
The project is open to involvement on all levels if you are someone who has skills or knowledge which can be of benefit. They have comprehensive wiki which keeps us up-to-date on developments as they take place. As someone who is very interested in e-learning and using new technologies to benefit those who are in need, this project ranks up there in the top ten for me. I hope to be working on projects of similar nature in not too distant future. I’ve signed up to volunteer my services with “The One Laptop” project.
Pay them a visit and find out more, or, if you’re up to the task offer some assistance toward brightening the future of the next generation.