The Dream

In September 2010, I joined the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) service-learning course at Columbus School for Girls not knowing that I would soon develop an indescribable passion for providing children with access to a technologically advanced education. After working for more than a year to develop a set of  10 lessons to teach kids about sanitation on these computers, I realized that I wanted to take my work with OLPC to the next level. After that, it all happened out of nowhere. I was playing around on OLPC’s website one day in December 2011 in my technology teacher’s office when I realized that there had never been any OLPC involvement in Egypt. Ultimately, I decided that if I didn’t take it upon myself to get these computers to Egypt, it couldn’t be guaranteed that I was going to see it happen in my lifetime. That day, I made it my goal to raise enough money to buy 100 of the computers (and pay for their shipping) to send to Egypt by November 2012. We’re talking about $25,000 here. I soon found Hands Along the Nile. We immediately partnered to make the project happen, and now I’m proud to say that the project is officially under way.
I can’t wait to see where this project takes me, and I can only hope that the students of the schools who will eventually be receiving the computers are just as excited as I am! I encourage you to join me on this journey, each step of the way through this blog–Buckle up, it’s going to be one awesome ride!

2 thoughts on “The Dream

  1. Mark Naguib

    Dear Sarah,
    I am very confident you will raise $25,000 and be able to send 100 laptops to Egypt. Don’t get discouraged – I know they will get there!


    • Mark, I really appreciate the time that you took to comment on my blog. It means so much to me! Thanks for your support and your hope. You’re right–I know the computers will reach Egypt someday and I can’t wait to see it happen!

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