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Helping Haiti: Part 4 February 1, 2010

Filed under: Vietnam — polyachka @ 11:26 pm
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   On Jan 26, 2010, at 8:21 PM, One Laptop per Child wrote:

   Dear G1G1er,

   At the end of 2007 you participated in the Give One Get One program
   of One Laptop per Child (OLPC). Thanks to you and others like you, 75,000
   laptops went to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Oceania, the
   West Bank, and Haiti.

   An additional 75,000 laptops came into the USA as part of the "get" 
   side of the equation. In some cases those laptops have since been put 
   into closets for one reason or another.

   We are gathering additional used XO laptops to send to Haiti. If you 
   or the child to whom you gave the laptop is no longer using it, we 
   appeal again to your generosity and ask you to send it to the address 
   below (even if it is broken).

   OLPC FOR HAITI c/o Exel
   615 Westport Parkway #500
   Grapevine, TX 76051

   75% of the schools in Port-au-Prince have been destroyed in the recent 
   earthquake, but by good fortune, none of our Haitian team was hurt. 
   They have spare parts and OLPC technical staff and teachers, and stand 
   prepared to deploy these XOs.

   Because of the XO's unique features (sunlight readability, solar 
   powered, water resistant, drop proof), it is also an ideal tool for 
   relief work.

   If your XO is in use, please ignore this email. We only want your 
   broken or unused XOs.


   Nicholas Negroponte

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