100 XOs, Hardware, $10K stipend, 10-day training in Kigali, Rwanda, and an entire summer in an African country of your choice. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. OLPC has a revolutionary vision: an XO for every child. Crazy, right? Not crazy enough, since it’s becoming a reality. Country after country, children with XOs are learning more, finding new avenues of expression, and connecting to a global network of like-minded children. But we can’t achieve this dream alone, which is why we need your help in turning this idea into a global movement. Through OLPCorps Africa, we’ll provide the tools and resources to get you started if you can provide the time, energy, and dedication to change the world. This is a student movement, a learning movement, an education movement…The OLPC Movement.

OLPCorps Africa is a program run by One Laptop Per Child, which dreams of a world in which every child has access to the world through a laptop. OLPCorps is meant to jumpstart that process with thirty small-scale developments lead by ambitious college students, and that’s where we come in.

Our group is comprised of three people:

Marie Collins is a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Economy and minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. She has studied in Egypt, and has logistical and financial planning experience. She speaks English, French, and Arabic.
Tiffany Hsieh is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Policy. She is a member of an international careers fraternity, and has experience in tutoring and classroom management.
Billy Grissom is a senior at UC Berleley majoring in Computer Science. He has a background in Linux systems and open source software, as well as experience teaching programming to children on Python.

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