Kids On Computers

Kids On Computers

Setting up computer labs for kids worldwide.
About Us
We select schools in impoverished or underprivileged areas of the world and establish computer labs for the children there. Since our founding in 2009 we have provided computers to children in eighteen communities in seven...
Our Labs
One of the most rewarding parts of being a KOC volunteer is seeing a lab come to fruition.  The local communities (parents, teachers, and students) are all very appreciative and excited to have access to...
Donate
Kids on Computers seeks donations and help in a variety of forms. To advance our mission we accept laptops, peripherals, hardware, and monetary donations. Cash donations - of any amount - are always useful and...

About Us

We select schools in impoverished or underprivileged areas of the world and establish computer labs for the children there. Since our founding in 2009 we have provided computers to children in eighteen communities in seven countries. More information on our Labs worldwide.

  • Children at San Marcos, Mexico Lab
    San Marcos, Mexico
  • Raspberry Pi Lab installed at Jose Vasconselos, Mexico
    Raspberry Pi Lab installed at Jose Vasconselos, Mexico
  • Child and KoC installed laptop at Emiliano Zapata, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Emiliano Zapata, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Two Girls with KoC supplied laptop at El Colegio Britanico, Mexico
    El Colegio Britanico, Mexico
  • Sustainable Schools International in Cambodia configuring the KoC supplied HP Touchpad tablets
    Sustainable Schools International (SSI), Cambodia
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Many children born in underprivileged or impoverished areas of the world are severely restricted in their ability to improve the quality of their lives. Despite the best efforts of dedicated teachers, primary school does not prepare the children to compete for livelihood in a technological world. Lack of computer literacy is a serious disadvantage when pursuing advanced education or even gainful employment. Consequently these children may, like generations before them, grow to adulthood in poverty and with only the barest education. It’s not their fault or even their school’s fault, but the circle of poverty continues regardless.

Kids on Computers® is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization based in the state of Colorado, U.S.A.. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, having no paid officers or staff. Most of our volunteers currently have (or formerly had) careers in technology related fields. Members of the Board of Directors are elected annually and are chosen from among the active volunteers per KoC’s Bylaws.

As a registered charity, Kids on Computers® is eligible to receive deductible charitable contributions.

Kids on Computers is a proud partner of the Linux Foundation and Choice Humanitarian, and is grateful for the support from Yahoo, HP, and all of our other sponsors.

This week in KoC – New lab approved for Oaxaca, Mexico
This week in KoC – New lab approved for Oaxaca, Mexico
It is exciting to let you know that the KoC board has voted and approved to set up a new...
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Update on José Vasconcelos (Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, México)
Update on José Vasconcelos (Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, México)
Our first Raspberry Pi lab has been operating for nearly 3 weeks now and the kids are really happy! We expect...
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Another amazing 2016 Mexico trip video
https://www.flickr.com/photos/koc_pics/27895572591/in/album-72157667615394283/
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2016 Mexico Trip Video – The Beginning
A video compiled by Gustavo A. R. Silva showing the beginning of our 2016 Mexico trip: A video of @kidsoncomputers Mexico...
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KOC Mexico Trip 2016 – Day 1
KOC Mexico Trip 2016 – Day 1
Our KOC Mexico 2016 trip has started! A visit to Mexico is one of the most exciting parts of being...
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Preparing for Mexico – Hardware and OS
Preparing for Mexico – Hardware and OS
As we explore using the Raspberry Pi 3 in some of our future labs (including the upcoming lab at José...
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School Visits
School Visits
One of the challenges Kids on Computers faces is having regular contact with our schools. As our KOC trip to Mexico...
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Photos from SCALE 14x
Photos from SCALE 14x
For the second year in a row, we were at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE). We had a lot...
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Is it collecting dust? Laptops for Benito Juárez
April is wrapping up quickly which means that our trip to Mexico is drawing closer and closer! Our trip dates...
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