OLPC, Inc. (One Laptop Per Child) is a non-profit organization with the goal of transforming education. OLPC’s mission is to create educational opportunities for all by providing children with a rugged, low-cost, connected laptop, loaded with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.
Connected laptops provide a cost-effective way to create learning environments that facilitate the greatest possible development of all children. OLPC is driven by a firm belief that laptops have a unique ability to leverage children’s innate curiosity and desire to learn, to develop critical thinking skills, and to foster a life-long love of learning.
OLPC’s learning strategy focuses on developing digital fluency, reflecting about learning, “learning to learn” and building innovation skills, including critical thinking and problem solving skills. The OLPC educational program works to equip students with the tools and skills they need to fully participate in the 21st Century global economy.
OLPC delivers a comprehensive educational program that begins with providing laptops to students and teachers. Participating schools also receive a complete ecosystem of support, including professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, connectivity and technical support, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation services. This comprehensive support ensures the success of every OLPC educational program.
OLPC is the largest organization in the world devoted to 1:1 computing, with over 3 million computers in the hands of children in 60 countries in 25 languages. OLPC continues to expand its program to include the most vulnerable children around the world.