Help a Little Geek get a PC

Nicholas Negroponte has the One Laptop Per Child effort, which is trying to give children in developing countries a stripped-down laptop to help improve literacy and access to technology (and according to some isn’t doing all that well). Toronto has its own version: a non-profit effort called Little Geeks. It is a charitable foundation aimed at getting refurbished computers (and in some cases donated Internet access) into the hands of kids in Toronto. According to Ben Lucier, who has been spearheading the campaign, on June 12th Little Geeks will be delivering 100 computers — loaded with Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office — to families with underprivileged children, and hopes to expand the program throughout Canada and even into other countries in the future. Props to Ben and the Little Geeks Foundation.

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