The One Laptop Per Child project, an effort to provide $100 computers to children in developing countries, has been in the works for some time, but a recent publicity campaign has catapulted the project into the mainstream. The OLPC has released an ad featuring Heroes star and former Geek of the Week Masi Oka. In it Masi implores the public to purchase and donate computers to children in need.
"Imagine that you give a laptop to a child and that one child can come up with these great ideas," Oka says in the video. "We can give them the power to learn. The power to connect with all ideas around the world. Imagine the difference we can make."
Between Nov. 12 and 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate the XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution.