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Learning 3.0, skol pornada and One Laptop per Child

The new government will be installed on 31 December 2012, on my birthday.  What a punishment.  In the document signed by the political parties to form this coalition, nothing relevant is said about the education. I want to give a small contribution and explain the olpc project once more and hopefully for the last time.

I ask my friends to help me get an answer, because verybody ignores this question.

OLPC is a global non profit organization. "OLPC's mission is to empower the world's poorest children through education

One Laptop per Child mission and principles. We aim to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, we have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future."

"The foundation, led by Chairman Nicholas Negroponte,[1] currently oversees development of future software and hardware, including the ARM-based OLPC XO-1.75 laptop and the OLPC XO-3 tablet.

FAQ on official site of OLPC [2] informs that as of 2011 there were about over 2.4 million XO laptops delivered.[3]

At the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced it would back the laptop. UNDP released a statement saying they would work with OLPC to deliver "technology and resources to targeted schools in the least developed countries".[4]" (

Why give a laptop to a child?  Because it is about education, a basic human right.

"As the pace of change in the world increases dramatically, the urgency to prepare all children to be full citizens of the emerging world also increases dramatically. No one can predict the world our children will inherit. The best preparation for children is to develop the passion for learning and the ability to learn how to learn.

The root cause of the rapid change, digital technology, also provides a solution. When every child has a connected laptop, they have in their hands the key to full development and participation. Limits are erased as they can learn to work with others around the world, to access high-quality, modern materials, to engage their passions and develop their expertise.

What children lack is not capability, it is opportunity and resources. The tool with which to unlock their potential is the XO. Put this ultra-low-cost, powerful, rugged, low-power, ecological laptop in their hands and contribute to making a better world. In the first years of OLPC we have seen two million previously marginalized children learn, achieve and begin to transform their communities. We are working to provide this opportunity to millions more." (

Now my question: why after five years is this project not implemented in Curacao? The main political leaders know about the project and there are funds available.

I wonder: are the politician ignorant? Or do they want to keep our population ignorant?

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