Adam Holt and I were inter­viewed last night by the Aus­tralian Coun­cil for Com­put­ers in Edu­ca­tion Learn­ing Net­work about our not-for-prof­it work to improve edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren in the devel­op­ing world.

We talked about One Lap­top per Child, OLPC Aus­tralia and Sug­ar Labs. We dis­cussed the chal­lenges of pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion in the devel­op­ing world, and how that com­pares with the devel­oped world.

Aus­tralia pos­es some of its own chal­lenges. As a coun­try that is 90% urbanised, the remain­ing 10% are scat­tered across vast dis­tances. The cir­cum­stances of these com­mu­ni­ties often share both devel­oped and devel­op­ing world char­ac­ter­is­tics. We devel­oped the One Edu­ca­tion pro­gramme to accom­mo­date this.

These lessons have been devel­oped fur­ther into Unleash Kids, an ini­tia­tive that we are cur­rent­ly work­ing on to sup­port the com­mu­ni­ty of vol­un­teers world­wide and take to the move­ment to the next lev­el.

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