OMPT's mission is to help educate the world's poorest billion people with low-cost technology.About:
Our goal of equipping 10 million teachers with portable media players supports the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals.
In more developed economies, we have seen the rapid spread of portable media players (PMPs) and downloadable audio files, including music, books, podcasts, and more. We already take these incredible developments for granted. Our primary use of these files is for casual entertainment. Few have considered the profound effect that PMPs and audio files can have in delivering educational content in the developing world. Rather than simply entertain, these same devices have the potential to save lives, alleviate suffering, and improve the quality of life by educating and training scores of people. This is the goal of OMPT.Overview:
The information revolution can indeed reach the barely reachable. It can change their lives. For those trapped in poverty, the most valuable data on the Internet may not be Web pages, but rather sounds and images, because audio-visual files can educate even the illiterate.Board of Directors
One portable media player with speakers and power source costs as little as $50. This small cost can change a classroom of 40 or 50 individual lives.