A child's exposure to technology...
... should never be predicated on an ability to pay for it.
That's the motto at HeliOS Project.
They brought us Lindependence events spreading around the world, but what they usually do is put computers (with Linux on 'em) and internet access into the homes of kids who would not have one.
We need the help of volunteers and the community at large.
Last year over 325 computers were built from donated parts and funds then given to deserving families with kids who needed them for school work (ok, occasionally for fun stuff too). Laptops that are donated are set up on stands attached to wheelchairs.
Also, several computer learning centers are built in schools or community centers each year. Last year were mostly in heavily damaged hurricane hit schools.
The Founder and Leader of this effort is a big fan of Mint distros.
Where does all this happen, you ask?
Austin, TX. Right down the street from Round Rock, the home of Dell.
These kids are the next generation of hardware/software developers and techs, and they are cutting their teeth on Linux. Because of our support of this effort. If your town doesn't have something like this, join us and we can and will help you get one started. Be warned, this can take over your entire life.
Please check out the homepages and blog at
The HeliOS Project: News
The Helios Project Blog
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Thanks to Linux Mint Forums for a place to post this where lots of Linux folks can see it.
Tweak it 'til it breaks, then learn how to fix it. L.I.F.E. (Linux Is For Everyone)