How will laptops help the children of Lesotho?
Laptops to Lesotho is changing its focus from the XO laptops to Kindle Fire Tablets. The XO laptop is no longer a viable option for technology for the students They served their purpose and we are ready to move on. After careful research we decided on the Kindle Fire Tablets with a central server, loaded with relevant content for the teachers and students. The tablets can be preloaded with content and also be able to access the central server. Even books in Sesotho are loaded on the tablets.
We chose to distribute Kindle Fire Tablets in Lesotho because we're passionate about the people of Lesotho. The people of Lesotho face many obstacles. They're struggling to overcome one of the highest rates of HIV infection in Africa, and most people make barely enough to survive. These Tablets will help the children further their education and improve their future.
COVID 19 delayed our plans to travel to Lesotho, train the teachers, and set up the library and tablets. We were able to work through 2020 on the building and Kokobe Primary School has a brand new building and library for the students. Classes have resumed. We will travel when it is deemed safe.
How much does it cost to provide a laptop?
We are currently transitioning from XO laptops to Kindle Fire kids tablets. The tablets are easier for the students to use and well suited to our goals. It costs $130 to purchase a tablet.
Is Laptops to Lesotho a nonprofit organization?
Yes, we're registered as a nonprofit organization with the Idaho Secretary of State. If you're interested, you can view our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and our conflict of interest policy by following the links. We're also registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means all donations are tax deductible. You can view our IRS Form 1023 and attachments, as well as our Letter of Determination from the IRS, by following the links.