BENEFITING: OLPC Foundation
EVENT DATE: Dec 19, 2013
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick
We are well aware of the importance of technology in the information age. Computers are the back bone of our personal and professional lives, yet 61% of our worlds population does not have access to the internet.
Isabella Uribe, a High School Senior living in Santiago, Chile is inspired to help the poverty stricken areas of our planet gain access to todays technological advances in education, communication and business opportunity. Joining forces with the One Laptop Per Child Organization, she aims to raise $20,000 resulting in 100 laptops for the children of The Port Antonio Primary School in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
One Laptop Per Child's mission is to empower the world's poorest children through education. They aim to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. They 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 prosperous future.
By supporting this cause we can take responsibility for a more efficient and prosperous tomorrow. Give the gift of education and technology to the future of our world.
Please watch the video on this page.
And for more information, go to the following websites:
ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD ORGANIZATION one.laptop.org
ISABELLA URIBE laptopsforjamaica.weebly.com
The next 6 months will entail meeting with the Minister of Education in Jamaica and establishing this program in Port Antonio.
Once we raise our goal of $20,000 we will travel to Port Antonio to personally donate the computers to the children. This will make a huge impact on the community as there is a dire need to re-kindle the inspiration to learn. If you would like to join us on this journey to Jamaica, please contact Isabella Uribe directly through her website. Thank you for your support!