Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

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Virtusa Lends a Helping Hand to One Laptop per Child

How a company with a big heart chose to help One Laptop per Child with their mission.   Cambridge, Massachusetts — June 2010 The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) 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.” How is that mission being accomplished? So far over a million laptops have […]

The XO Travels to the Vung Vieng Village Floating School in Vietnam

Imagine you are sitting on your comfy couch watching TV. You decide to tune in to 60 Minutes. They are talking about a non profit organization that is on the way to bring a low cost laptop to children in developing countries. You think that is a great idea and decide to learn more. Fast forward two years later and you are in the middle of a floating fishing village in Ha Long Bay in […]

Class Act Tips from an Experienced Volunteer

  Are you leaving your country with a bag full of XOs? Would you like some helpful tips before you go? Then this article is for you. It was written for One Laptop per Child (OLPC) volunteers who are about to depart for a deployment. The information came from a presentation at OLPC by experienced volunteer, Nancie Severs. She took 12 XOs to the Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village in Ha Long Bay in Northeast […]