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Give One Get One Campaign Claims Success, Considers Expansion

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iTWire: OLPC Raises $35 Million Through First World Campaign

"The Nicholas Negroponte inspired One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has claimed a major success from its Give One Get One campaign that ran from November 12 through December 31, 2007 in the United States and Canada, raising $35 million.

"The campaign, which involved consumers buying two XO laptops, one to keep and the other to donate to a child in an impoverished country, has resulted in more than 100,000 XO computers being distributed to children in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mongolia and Rwanda, according to OLPC..."

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LinuxWorld: OLPC Considering 'Give One, Get One' Laptop Offer for Europe

"Europeans interested in the One Laptop Per Child Project's XO laptop may soon have the chance through a 'give one, get one' offer similar to that offered in North America last year.

"'At some point we might do it in Europe,' said Walter Bender, OLPC's president, in an interview Friday..."

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