From the State Department:

The key to improving education lies in distributing a $100 laptop to children around the world, says Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the nonprofit association One Laptop per Child.

This is no ordinary laptop:

The latest model is bright orange, with “rabbit ears” sticking up from either side to allow Internet connectivity. A hand crank on an AC power adapter provides the power because many of the users will not have access to electricity. It even has a special feature not found in commercial laptops — to reflect sunlight for better use outside — as well as a camera and an excellent sound system.