One Laptop Per Child, and One For You
The non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) announced Monday that they will launch a two-week program in which the general public can buy two XO laptops, donate one to a child in a developing country and keep one for themselves.
Called “Give 1 Get 1,” the program enables residents in the U.S. and Canada to buy two laptops at a partially tax-deductible price of $399, allowing the buyer to keep one laptop while OLPC will send the other one to a deserving child in the developing world. The program has been created to promote understanding of the educational importance of the XO laptops for children in other countries who might not have access to that kind of technology. This program will run from Nov. 12 through 26.
One Laptop Per Child had originally planned to sell the laptops for $100 to governments and charities, but had trouble making that model work economically.