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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Corps Summer Internship

We are traveling to Kenema, Sierra Leone, to bring 100 XO laptops to children who visit Defence for Children International's (DCI) center in Kenema. OLPC selected our project as one of fifteen, giving us 100 XOs, hardware, $10K stipend, 10-day training in Kigali, Rwanda, and an entire summer in Kenema.

OLPC has a revolutionary vision: an XO for every child.

We want to help fulfill OLPC's mission:
One laptop per child.

It's not a laptop, its an education.
OLPC's mission is to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

Click here to view OLPC's YouTube videos. They help explain the project in more detail (and they're fun to watch).

OLPC Mission, Part 1: Principles & Child Empowerment

OLPC Mission, Part 2: XO Laptop, Design for Learning

Defence for Children International - Sierra Leone, Kenema Subdivision
One hundred, 6-12 year old children in Kenema, Sierra Leone
Our Team
    Kenema, Sierra Leone, West Africa (our project site)
    Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa (for training)

    June 6 - August 17, 2009          

      The highly motivated girls of Ben Hirsh,
    a local NGO

     Emily and her friend 

      The kids who inspire us


    We Need Your Support!

    There are 2 ways to donate to our team:

    Option #1

    Pledge funds for our team electronically using PayPal through the main OLPC site (scroll down the page): http://laptop.org/en/participate/ways-to-give.shtml. However on the form, there is no way to include instructions on allocation of funds. So...

    In order for us to get the funds, please respond to the "OLPC Foundation Donation Acknowledgment" email you will receive and state who should receive the funds. You can specify "OLPCorps Tulane/UC Davis Sierra Leone Project."

    Option #2
    Send a check! Please send it to:

    OLPCorps Tulane/UC Davis Sierra Leone Project
    c/o Katie Robinette
    11324 Casa Blanca Avenue
    Yucaipa, CA 92399

    For tax-exempt donations, please address checks to "One Laptop per Child." For other donations (non tax-exempt), please address checks to "Katie Robinette" (our team's financial manager). Thank you!

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