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Every Elementary Student in Uruguay Now Has an OLPC Laptop
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 19 October 2009 17:24

Government program distributes laptops to almost 400,000 students

Jansen Ng (Blog) - October 19, 2009 12:17 PM
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Computer literacy is an important aspect of education, but may seem out of reach for many people around the world due to hardware costs. The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has sought to develop and distribute a low-cost and rugged computer to children around the world in a bid to raise global standards of living. That includes children living in poverty in the United States.

The government of Uruguay was very enthusiastic about the project, and created "Plan Ceibal" (Education Connect) to fund and distribute XO-1 OLPC laptops to every state-funded elementary school in the country.  Uruguay was the first country to place a full order for XO-1 laptops, with an initial 100,000 order in October 2007. It was also the first to deploy them in a non-pilot project just two months later....   [Comments...]

 

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