One Laptop per child(OLPC) Brief

The OLPC Foundation’s mission is to stimulate local grassroots initiatives designed to enhance and sustain over time the effectiveness of laplets as learning tools for children living in lesser- developed countries. 

OLPC India aims to distribute technologically advanced laplets to as many underprivileged children as possible to revolutionize the face of rural education. The human race has entered a new era of information technology, day in and day out, we enjoy the benefits of access to information and advancement of technology. The concept of OLPC is illuminating the lives of little minds that form the country’s future. lifestyle and revolutionized ways of learning. With access to this self empowered learning tool and collaborative features; the young aspirants become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

Case Details:
OLPC had distributed 100 laptops to Khairat School in Maharashtra. The outcomes of the project were to be verified and the impact on children was to be ensured. OLPCI decided to conduct Social Authentication with CSRDS to know the social relevance of the project on the children in
the school.
Social Audit Studies:
CSRDS conducted social audit. The following steps were taken:

  • Project research
  • Independent interviews with TISS professors and staff leading the
  • Khairat school project site visits
  • Analysing the modes in which children use OLPC
  • Preparing report submitting innovative approach to OLPC India Management

Client: One Laptop per Child India Foundation

Location: Mumbai Maharashtra

Intervention: Social Audit