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LABDOO is a humanitarian social network joined by people around the world who want to make our planet a better place by providing those in underdeveloped regions (both in the developing and the developed world) a chance at a better education. The goal of the social network is to send unused laptops, ebook readers, tablet-PCs and any device that can be loaded with educational software to needy schools around the world using collaboration and without incurring any economic nor environmental costs.
To set the ground, at Labdoo we call these unused computer devices dootronics, as in labdoo electronics. A dootronic is therefore any laptop, tablet, ebook or device in general that can be loaded with educational software and sustainably transported to a needy school.
The world retires every year hundreds of millions of dootronics that are still in perfect condition. Simply by sanitizing and loading them with learning software, they can become a very powerful tool to unlock education around the world.
How is it possible to collect unused learning devices around the world and sustainably send them where needed without damaging the Planet? Namely, through the combination of two basic building blocks: (1) technology/information sharing and (2) massive global goodwill collaboration. To achieve sustainable organic growth and prevent damaging the planet, we use a collaborative grassroots social networking system. This allows Labdoo to globally unlock resources which are found in excess capacity (such as unused laptops, travelers, know-how, goodwill, etc.). Labdoo and its approach to help bring education around the globe has been acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as "promoting a valuable and sustainable contribution to the development of educational learning in foreign countries"
How does Labdoo work and how can I make a contribution towards helping spread education? Through five simple steps:
All the above steps are oriented towards having the learning devices making progress to schools, following the various states S0, S1, S2, S3, T1, S4, S5 and S6, as illustrated in the following diagram.
As a social network, Labdoo allows you to do a lot more beyond the above basic steps. Among other tasks, you can join teams for a given subject of interest, share your experiences helping increase the global knowledge base, ask questions in the various walls, upload pictures to your walls or projects (pictures help increase transparency in the platform as well as the level of awareness), create your own tasks and manage them via a calendar, engage in chat conversations with other labdooers, access and contribute to the Labdoo wiki knowledge-base, and you can even create your own Labdoo hub to help mobilize dootronics in your local area. Check out the "things you can do to help spread education" wiki entry to get a quick summary of all the things you can do.
Here are some quick final pointers:
Welcome to the Labdoo project and happy tagging to you!
The Labdoo Team.
* Labdoo is registered as a charitable non-profit organization in the U.S., in Germany, in Switzerland and in Spain.
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