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 Añu, 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.

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