Although One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has benefitted several unprivileged children across the world, Peruvians seem to be rather miffed with the initiative. The Peru government spent over US $ 200 million on OLPC project through which in excess of 800,000 low cost laptops were distributed to school children in rural Peru.
Although this ambitious project to fight poverty with technology was received with arms wide open in Peru, few years down the line questions are being asked in regard with whether the OLPC project was well worth the time and effort. Majority of teachers in schools that were distributed free laptops were not given training on how to use the device.
Moreover, many students did not take the laptops home and could not use them in their schools because of lack of electricity. Since 2007 more than 2.5 million laptops amounting to $200 each have been distributed through the OLPC program 46 countries.