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Isabella Uribe's Fundraiser:

Laptops For Jamaica

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BENEFITING: OLPC Foundation

EVENT DATE: Dec 19, 2013

Isabella Uribe

THE STORY:

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!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$820

MONEY RAISED
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  • juan carlos uribe

    $200

  • julian uribe

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tara Boerema

    $100

  • Cora Bess Meyer

    $200

  • A New Friend

    $20

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4% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $820 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Isabella Uribe

Amount Raised

$420

 

2% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Jodi Darren

Amount Raised

$200

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julian uribe

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

A New Friend

A New Friend

DONATION: $20

Happy to support amazing people doing great things. 2 years ago

Cora Bess Meyer

Cora Bess Meyer

DONATION: $200

In loving memory of Doctor John Stirling Meyer and Señor Carlos Uribe. 4 years ago

Tara Boerema

Tara Boerema

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

julian uribe

julian uribe

DONATION: $200

In Memory of Carlos Uribe 4 years ago

juan carlos uribe

juan carlos uribe

DONATION: $200

must go to Port Antonio in January 4 years ago