OLPC Aus­tralia has a doc­u­men­tary air­ing on Chan­nel 7 this Sun­day, 5 Decem­ber at 11.00am (AEST), enti­tled “Ideas for Good – the One Lap­top per Child ini­tia­tive”.

The doc­u­men­tary show­cas­es our reach into Far North Queens­land, and cap­tures footage of celebri­ties Chris­tine Anu, James Tobin, Clint Bizzell and Saman­tha Har­ris as they trav­el to Morn­ing­ton Island and Bloom­field. It also invites peo­ple to sup­port the One Lap­top per Child cause, by tex­ting 044 SUPPORT (0447 877 678) with the word LAPTOP. You can send as many as you like. You can also show your sup­port by click­ing the but­ton on the Ideas for Good site (one click per IP address per day).

For every 100 mes­sages received, Tel­stra will donate an XO lap­top to a child in a remote com­mu­ni­ty — up to 500 XOs.

I have already seen it, and I am proud to see the pub­lic expo­sure of our efforts to improve oppor­tu­ni­ties for kids in remote Aus­tralia. See­ing the tech­nol­o­gy I man­age actu­al­ly being used in the field is very satisfying.