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One Laptop Per Child initiative launched in Africa

March 19, 2009 • People

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.

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2 Responses to One Laptop Per Child initiative launched in Africa

  1. Hi there I am 3rd year mechanical student so i need laptop that is free please hlep me

  2. A bondo Ojany says:

    I have a non formal school in Korogocho slums in Nairobi Kenya, which offers its services to orphans and kids from poor families in the area.

    I am therefore asking for your support of a laptop to my 21 children of the ages 10 to 15.

    Our school is a non profit making institution and have 83 children of the ages between 3 to 15 years old.

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