Friday, August 28, 2009

XO Laptops in the Hands of the Children

The globally renowned One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC), mission is to create affordable opportunities for children of the developing world developed rugged, low-cost, low-power, internet ready laptops enriched with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. The primary aim is to improve learning and technology adoption as well as engendering computer usage in children as a first step towards fostering technological development on a national level.

This mission was accomplished in the School the Handicapped HLA Compound Agodi Gate, Ibadan, Nigeria on 3rd of August 2009 with the beginning of the children training on how to use XO laptop which I called "XO LAPTOP APPRECIATION" training. Some of these children are holding a computer for first time in their lives, and this marked the beginning of learning and technology adoption for development of new African future leaders.

All children are equal under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We put all the children with disabilities together with their non disabilities friends from community to learn from each other. The first day was fun all through because the day was dedicated to all game activities in XO laptop, how to on and shotdown, fixing of battery to the laptop and familiarization to the keyboard.

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