{30 days} Tip #1: Give a $200 laptop, change a child’s life

Posted by on April 15, 2009 in 30 Days, Education, Resources


30 Days to Becoming More Socially Conscious– Tip #1: Give a $200 laptop, change a child’s life

Today is our kickoff tip to help you do your part in creating a more equitable and sustainable world.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the One Laptop per Child Program, perhaps you haven’t. If you haven’t, their goal is simple: to spread the magic of computers to less fortunate children around the world. Their mission is:

“To create 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. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.”

What can you do?

Spend two hundred dollars and give a laptop. Can’t afford that? Well, how about donating any amount to support the cause? Can’t afford that? Well, how about sharing the cause with someone who could potentially support it? No cost to you. Just a priceless sentiment of joy knowing you did something that could potentially change someone’s life.

Go ahead, we dare you to take action, do something, and make a difference!


Erik is a perpetually curious social innovator. As a serial entrepreneur, Erik knows a thing or two about change. As a co-founder of SocialEarth, Erik hopes to channel his passion for social advocacy into an innovative venue of social awareness for others.

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