Someone explain this org to me: laptop.org
They distribute laptops to kids in third world countries. They say that their mission is “to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves.” I’ve seen for commercials for their org multiple times on primetime TV, with a star from Heroes calling for donations, and their website is obviously expensive. This group is apparently quite rich, or at least they put a huge emphasis on media.
I just have one question: why, WHY should we focus on getting kids laptops when things like medical care and financial security are so much more important? Are we giving laptops to children while their mothers’ HIV or TB goes untreated? While their family subsists on a minimum of food? Because in many places in the world, even if laptops aren’t going to those places, these are the conditions. Laptops and education are important. But laptops are not necessary for education, and not necessary to live. I would be willing to bet that many of these kids will never leave their country of origin and will go into agriculture when they’re older. Wouldn’t money be put to better use assuring that they will receive fair prices for their products?
I don’t understand.