Re: One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project: CEO, India
That does not seem correct. There is NO LAPTOP for $100.. You simply cannot produce it for that price as of today..
Please do check what the laptops sell for and compare the dozen features over and above those laptops that XO has..
Its configured for children for education.. Its the cheapest stuff in the world for what it offers..
It cannot put burden on those who have no desire to change.. And it can transform lives that look forward to changing their fortunes.. Its an investment that a society needs to make in its future.
Last year Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan spend about $2 Billion to strengthen the school infrastructure.. We do not know how many schools got that infrastructure. I have been to dozens of them and have had little to see for all the investment made. That investment can take car of about 1/3 of all children who enter the primary education system.
Much depends on how we see the world. Entrepreneurs create opportunities, job seekers look for someone to create a job for them, those who chose neither depend on family or alms givers.. Those are some of the choices we have and much would depend on what we choose for our less fortunate cousins..
Thanks so much. Greatly appreciate your thoughts. I am appealing to the Indian diaspora. The calculation is rather simple.
1200 Indian in India earn $800 Billion, roughly $700 per capita. 4 Million Indian overseas earn about $250 Billion, or $62500 per capita If the Diaspora contributes $100 per person, it will add $400 million for world class education access for 1 million children in village India through OLPC route.
That may trigger the government, corporations, foundations etc to do a bit more and at a ratio of 1:20 (for one dollar paid by diaspora, natives pay 20 in their own country) and nearly all children can have access to world class knowledge highway.
Thanks so much.
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