One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada
One Laptop Per Child
OLPC Canada is a non-profit organization that works with corporate sponsors, service groups, individuals donors and Indigenous leadership to enhance education for Indigenous students by providing access to technology that is rich in educational and cultural content. OLPC Canada also offers skill development workshops for students, such as introduction to coding and digital archiving of local language and culture.
Indigenous communities that have identified a need for education technology or skill development workshops for their students are matched with sponsors who work with OLPC and Indigenous leadership to respond to community requests for support. When a match between a sponsor and a community is made, the selected education program receives child-centred education technology and/or workshops for students, resources for educators, and on-going support. The technology used by OLPC Canada is developed and manufactured on a not-for-profit basis by One Laptop per Child Ltd. in the United States. Our laptops and tablets are customized with books and apps designed to build knowledge of Indigenous languages and culture. Internet access is not required.
Kate Hodgson, Interim ED