The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, which aims to improve education and learning among children in poorer communities, has been introduced to the African continent.
The initiative will kick off with a training event taking place at OLPC’s offices in Kigali, Rwanda. Students aged six two twelve around the globe will be equipped with computers, training, technical and financial support to facilitate an improved educational process.
The initiative is being administered through private donors, schools and other organizations throughout Africa. Undergraduate and graduate students will assist in the implementation of the project, including providing education and training to the children.
The teams will travel to 53 African countries to roll out the project, with visits spanning nine to ten weeks. Each team will have an operating budget of around US$10,000 and will be tasked with deploying 100 laptops, with software and support.