Last night on TV I saw am advertising spot for the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative that featured Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura from NBC’s Heroes) and then I went and checked online and it looks like the offer is extended through December 31, 2007. If you’d still like to try out the Give One, Get One (“GO,GO”) offer, then follow the link or see my previous post. I’m also including links here if you want to learn more about the OLPC initiative or the technical specs of the ‘xo’ laptop.
While we’re all in a thankful and charitable mood, how about helping to stop malaria for $10?
In many developing areas a simple mosquito net can help save children’s lives by protecting them from nocturnal mosquito bites (ok, technically mosquitoes are crepusclar instead of nocturnal, but who knew that). Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes are emerging and a cheap $10 net can be quite effective at protecting vulnerable young children when they are most likely to be bitten. Malaria No More is a non-profit that helps procure and distribute such nets. I was lucky enough to be able to donate at Learning 2007 and have gone back and donated again since then.