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Published on March 4, 2009

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Max, Eric, Charlie

The Problem Digital Divide - The separation of those who have access to sophisticated information technology and those who don’t Children all over the world confined to home country without access to world’s knowledge They may never have a chance to benefit our world

Digital Divide - The separation of those who have access to sophisticated information technology and those who don’t

Children all over the world confined to home country without access to world’s knowledge

They may never have a chance to benefit our world

The Problem Illiteracy rates rising drastically Economy of countries with high illiteracy rates declining due to lack of jobs Global economy falls as a result

Illiteracy rates rising drastically

Economy of countries with high illiteracy rates declining due to lack of jobs

Global economy falls as a result

 

Digital Divide Statistics Less than 3 out of every 100 Africans use the Internet 8 times as many Internet users in the US than on the entire African continent. 30 countries with an Internet penetration of less than 1%.

Less than 3 out of every 100 Africans use the Internet

8 times as many Internet users in the US than on the entire African continent.

30 countries with an Internet penetration of less than 1%.

Fixing The Problems One Laptop Per Child: non-profit organization dedicated to providing free laptops to students in need Children are empowered to solve own problems

One Laptop Per Child: non-profit organization dedicated to providing free laptops to students in need

Children are empowered to solve own problems

An Introduction to OLPC: Video

The 200-dollar laptop

XO Review: Video

Our Organization The Division Coalition Make a difference in Ghana Education one of the most valuable resources

The Division Coalition

Make a difference in Ghana

Education one of the most valuable resources

Our Purpose + Aim Empowerment > Charity Give a man a fish, feed him for a day Teach a man to fish, feed him for life

Empowerment > Charity

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day

Teach a man to fish, feed him for life

Our Project: Ghana OLPC recently sent 10,000 laptops to Ghana Our goal is to reinforce that number   The Republic of Ghana has 12,630 primary schools, 5,450 junior secondary schools, 503 senior secondary schools

OLPC recently sent 10,000 laptops to Ghana

Our goal is to reinforce that number

  The Republic of Ghana has 12,630 primary schools, 5,450 junior secondary schools, 503 senior secondary schools

Goal Children can be properly educated Futures possibly outside of their native countries Become members of the world's online community.

Children can be properly educated

Futures possibly outside of their native countries

Become members of the world's online community.

Action Plan Plan currently in motion Established connections with SAS Puxi No changes to our plan so far.

Plan currently in motion

Established connections with SAS Puxi

No changes to our plan so far.

Short-Term Plan Raise (at least) 1200 RMB Purchase (at least) one XO laptop Provide to child in Ghana

Raise (at least) 1200 RMB

Purchase (at least) one XO laptop

Provide to child in Ghana

Long-Term Plan: Continue raising money and sending laptops to the people who need them

Continue raising money and sending laptops to the people who need them

Other organizations that can help: One Laptop per Child (OLPC) INTEL – Classmate PC AMD – 50x15

One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

INTEL – Classmate PC

AMD – 50x15

Interactive Activity: Three Groups Two groups get a laptop One group with dictionary 3 minutes to give definition and usage of word No talking outside of groups

Three Groups

Two groups get a laptop

One group with dictionary

3 minutes to give definition and usage of word

No talking outside of groups

Word 1 Valetudinarian

Valetudinarian

Word 2 Escutcheon

Escutcheon

Word 3 Mellifluous

Mellifluous

Word 4 Lapidicolous

Lapidicolous

Word 5 Gendarme

Gendarme

Discussion Group 1: Did you feel satisfied about having the answers so quickly? Group 2: Why was it that you never got the answers? Group 3: Was it frustrating to have all the answers but always be after Group 1? Group 2, look on the side of your laptop at the wireless switch.

Group 1: Did you feel satisfied about having the answers so quickly?

Group 2: Why was it that you never got the answers?

Group 3: Was it frustrating to have all the answers but always be after Group 1?

Group 2, look on the side of your laptop at the wireless switch.

Moral Education much easier with access to information technology XO’s will not work without interconnectivity

Education much easier with access to information technology

XO’s will not work without interconnectivity

Conclusion Technology leads to futures of many possibilities Children in developing countries educations can equal those in first-world countries It is up to us

Technology leads to futures of many possibilities

Children in developing countries educations can equal those in first-world countries

It is up to us

Sources http://50x15.amd.com/en-us/default.aspx?si=1 http://50x15.amd.com/en-us/about.aspx http:// www.amd.com /us-en/ http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_laptop_per_child http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide http:// laptop.org/en/vision/index.shtml http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghana   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classmate_PC http:// www.itu.int/wsis/tunis/newsroom/stats /

http://50x15.amd.com/en-us/default.aspx?si=1

http://50x15.amd.com/en-us/about.aspx

http:// www.amd.com /us-en/

http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_laptop_per_child

http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide

http:// laptop.org/en/vision/index.shtml

http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghana  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classmate_PC

http:// www.itu.int/wsis/tunis/newsroom/stats /

Sources, Cont. Pictures: Slide 4: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/b/bd/20080910182710!Global_Digital_Divide1.png Slide 6: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/games/olpc.gif Slide 8: http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/_128b-olpc_xo_laptop.jpg Slide 12: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Flag_of_Ghana.svg/450px-Flag_of_Ghana.svg.png Slide 17: www.amd.com

Pictures: Slide 4: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/b/bd/20080910182710!Global_Digital_Divide1.png Slide 6: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/games/olpc.gif Slide 8: http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/_128b-olpc_xo_laptop.jpg Slide 12: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Flag_of_Ghana.svg/450px-Flag_of_Ghana.svg.png Slide 17: www.amd.com

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