One Laptop Per Child

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One Laptop Per Child

I am currently taking an information systems class in my post-secondary education, day dreaming away, when suddenly the professor puts on your companies mission videos. If I look around the campus I realize one thing, it is that the vast majority of our population is taking for granted many of the opportunities that are given to us. Just by being born into certain countries we have the chance to seize many opportunities that others do not. Education, health care and technology are all assumed as necessities for the youth of first world countries. When did our minds become so distorted that we let it go unnoticed that these aren’t needs but rather privileges that we are granted.

One Laptop per Child has donated 2.4 million laptops, constructed to withstand some of the world’s harshest climates. So not only developed countries, but third world countries as well, have the ability to learn not only about what is happening in their country and local environment/government, but all around the world via the web. The world is in an unpredictable state, but putting educational tools in the hands of youth will help give them a better understanding of what is happening, to prepare, study and even forecast future economical recessions, weather outbreaks and many other crisis’s. Giving laptops to kids who have never had more than $5 to their name is not only a heart-warming act, but an opportunity to change their lives and the lives of their future children. As mentioned in the mission video, education is the solution to all other foundations; shelter, food, water.

This foundation can literally be looked at as saving the world, one laptop at a time. Truly a life-changing idea. I have many friends at school from third world countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Congo and Sudan. If there is one strong moral value that stands out in their personality is…...

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