Free Laptop For Low Income Firmly

Many countries in Africa, East Asia and some few countries of the United State Continent ( The South and North) have lower GDP. This means the income per capita is law and many families are struggling to make the ends meet. And within such state there exist bright student who are in dire need to enhance their education and make a worthwhile progress towards their future lives. In order for this progressive growth and development to occure they need to get in touch with technology and especially the use of laptop. Even for the small business men who do aspire to reach the state of Richard Dean ‘’Dick’’ Parson still need the laptop to trace their transactions and keep their business records incheck.

Affording this laptops has proved to be a challenge and most low income families have to do without it and carry the burden of missed opportunity. Luckily certain Non govermental organisations organisations, companies, individuals and the government itself have come up with their own initiations to ensure familie with a low income afford to get a free laptop. Such organisation include the angies angel help networkthe Interconnection organisation of the US who ship laptops to Africa for distribution to the Low family.In Rwanda the government under His Excellency Presiden Paul Kagame, came up with the One Laptop per Child project which has seen children from low income family benefit from this free laptops offered by the government. This is almost the same occurence in Kenya whre the government has initiated the LAPSSET project to distribute free laptops to all primary students in their learning. This is a project that is still young and has not reached its maturity.These laptops are of diffreent brand and features.

Currently the UK has pledged free laptops for low income families. This follows the assertion by Gordon Brown, the British Labour Party Politician who was the prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the labour party from 2007 until 2010. Gordon Brown has promised free laptops and broadband access to 270,000 low income families, as the Government looks to narrow the digital divide[footnoteRef:2].The scheme will be backed by a £300 million investment, and comes as the Government pushes schools to make reports on children available to parents online. The idea was first mooted in 2008 by former schools minister Jim Knight, but will be enshrined in the Children, Schools and Families Bill 2009/2010. [2: www.pcpro.co.Uk]

"We want every family to become a broadband family, and we want every home linked to a school. It will mean all families can come together, learn together and reap rewards together[footnoteRef:3].’’ [3: Gordon Brown telling the atendees of international education forum.]

Hewlett – Packard (HP) is also doing the same to low income families.They give free computer gadgets, processors, stcreen, computers and laptops of different variety.

The above initiations by the different non- governmental organisations, government, individuals has made a great impact to the lives of the low- income family. This has got them from the dark world to the light of technology.