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One Laptop Per Child Reaches 275,000 in Peru

Laptop project enlivens Peruvian village – Giving- msnbc.com

Negroponte’s “One Laptop per Child” has begun spreading throughout Peru over the past six months. According to MSNBC, Peru purchased the largest number of laptops thus far by ordering 275,000. Apparantly, the ability to record is one of the most exciting features for children:

“What they work with most is the (built-in) camera. They love to record,” says Maria Antonieta Mendoza, an Education Ministry psychologist studying the Arahuay pilot to devise strategies for the big rollout when the new school year begins in March.

Already several competitors are trying to create a similar product. Intel is introducing the Classmate and several companies in India and Brazil are also trying to introduce laptops.

I find this whole project an exciting picture of how private enterprise, education, and government can work together in seeking for solutions to various challenges in our world. Kudos to Negroponte and his whole team!

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  1. December 27, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I agree! This project is very exciting! I hope some of that Peruvian entrepreneurial spirit can be tapped when the children benefiting from these laptops come of age. 🙂 Cheers.

  2. February 6, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I think this ia a great project. You should also consider donating old laptops and pc’s to reclamation organisations, you will need to check your local phone book for these organisations or do a quick search on the internet, so that your old pc/laptops can be reconditioned and passed on to other 3rd world countries. Remember to do a very thorough reformating of the hard drive before donating so your information is not passed on, that would not be good.

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