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Jan ICT4ID Meetup: Opportunities & Challenges of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project

From: Usha V.
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2008 2:53 PM
Hello Everyone,

A very happy new year to you. We have an exciting event to start the new year with...

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project has started shipping laptops last month. In this laptop, the projects sees "children in even the most remote regions of the globe being given the opportunity to tap into their own potential, to be exposed to a whole world of ideas, and to contribute to a more productive and saner world community."

What are the opportunities and challenges for this approach and vision? Can the project be faithful to its five core principles of child ownership; low ages; saturation; connection; and free and open source?

Come listen to four OLPC experts - Jonathan Blocksom, Mike Lee, Justin Thorp, and Wayan Vota - discuss this and more in the January Meetup co-hosted by ICT for International Development (ICT4ID) and Center for Global Development (CGD).

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Where: Center for Global Development, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20036

This a current and popular topic. We have four dynamic panelists. And, space is limited. So, please RSVP as soon as you can at

Hope you can make it to the event.

- usha

Opportunities & Challenges of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project

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