SOURCE: One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

January 21, 2010 10:15 ET

One Laptop per Child Announces 2010 Field Volunteer and Internship Opportunities in Afghanistan, Cameroun, Haiti, Mali, Nicaragua, Palestinian Occupied Territories, Peru, and Rwanda

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - In 2010, One Laptop per Child will expand its program to offer opportunities for university students and young adults to contribute to the worldwide education movement. Participants will work closely with governments in Afghanistan, Cameroun, Haiti, Mali, Nicaragua, Palestinian Occupied Territories, Peru, and Rwanda, with the ultimate goal of providing educational opportunities that facilitate self-expression and exploration for children.

Participants will spend 3-12 months in country, working on projects ranging from infrastructure development to teacher training. Focusing a critical mass of young adults will help partnering countries improve upon their existing One Laptop per Child programs.

OLPC founder and Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said that the program "represents a determined effort by One Laptop per Child to engage university students worldwide in bringing an education revolution to children living in some of the most remote places on Earth. By empowering students from a multitude of countries and cultures to act as agents of change, the belief that all children have a right to quality education -- regardless of where they happen to live -- will spread across the globe."

To date, One Laptop per Child has put over 1,000,000 XO laptops into the hands of children all across the world. Another 1,000,000 are back ordered. The One Laptop per Child association developed a low-cost laptop -- the "XO Laptop" -- to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. One Laptop per Child's mission is to provide 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.

Program and application information can be found at and Please contact Nia Lewis (nia[at] with questions.

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