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If you consider that in 1967 computers were the size of a room and cost millions of dollars, this idea was absolutely crazy.
Nicholas Negroponte; My involvement with One Laptop per Child began in 1982. Even before then I had been very good friends with a man named Nicholas Negroponte. We met when we were architecture students together.
In May of 1982, I went to visit Nicholas at MIT. We met for coffee and he told methat he was going to France to live and manage a program for president Mitterrand who is pioneering a project called Centre Mundial Pour La Infomatic that aspires to have every child in France and throughout the world learn how to use computers. At the time in 1982, just learning how to use a computer was good enough.
It was From Paris with Love to Colombia.
In order to understand how to reach that objective, we need to understand what is wrong with the current system. We found 4 areas of concern
We need to produce a new profile of individuals in the developing nations that can meet the challenges of a global economies, dominated by technology.
We need many more engineers and scientists, ones capable of producing patents, which are the wealth creation vehicles for this era. The developing nations produce twice as many lawyers, philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, writers. We have nothing against these beautiful mind endeavors. What is wrong is the proportion of people entering the labor forces under the latter disciplines than in the first group.
DNA and Binary language
Do not give them a fish, teach them how to fish, but even more, teach them how to build the fishing pole. Ultimately, teach them what to do in case the lake in which they are fishing dries up.
We also learned that..
Story about Vaccine against Ignorance.
Laptop has a small footprint, no cables, it is portable, has a sense of ownership, consumes little energy.
Private Sector working to solve the problem.
Change in teaching methodology from a rigid environment to one of coach of a team.
No matter in which context you operate – even if you need solar power
You bring the school outside, in the mountains of Colombia
Or in the jungles of Thailand
The teaching brain in Peru in full swing.
Virtuous circles of messages: Message of Peace
Education for Peace- former Minister of Defense Santos, nowadays President Santos.
Look beyond the poverty that surrounds them
OLPC considers children as a mission not as a market
Look at their faces
Postcards from Uruguay
In a nut shell, join us in our mission of completing this revolution of hope by vaccinating every child against ignoranceWith one connected laptop a time. So with a laptop change the world.
As crianças como uma MISSÃO e não como um mercado: OLPC no TEDxRIO
As Crianças como uma Missão e não como um Mercado Rodrigo Arboleda Chairman & CEOOne Laptop Per Child