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One laptop Per Child project In Peru being questioned on its worth

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... 

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Tablet design revamped at One Laptop per Child

Yves Behar, the popular designer is in the news again. This time the entrepreneur and designer has been in the limelight for revamping design of the new XO3 tablet in his no profit organization ‘One Laptop per Child. Through his organization Yves Behar’s mission and aim is to provide better access to learning and self expression. The previous XO laptop was made available to 2.4 million children... 

XO Laptops for 250 million needy children

Underprivileged children in India would soon be seen carrying a laptop to school along with their other school paraphernalia. The One Laptop per Child scheme is hoping to get underway with launch of a green and white colored laptop which would have digitized syllabi for maths, science and other subjects taught to underprivileged children in Indian schools. It would also have a camera, microphone and... 

Kids acquire work skills through use of computer

A recent study by University of Alabama in Birmingham has stated that children who sit at the computer on a regular basis acquire work related skills from a very young age. Ms. Shelia Cotten, Ph.D, and Professor of Sociology at University of Alabama said that technical attitudes and skills picked up from extensive use of computer will assist children in their working abilities in later years. Cotton... 

One laptop per child to request help from Indian IT firms

US based, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association is looking at possibility of roping in Indian IT firms in order to promote their dream. On a visit to India on Thursday, Mr. Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby, Chairman and Chief Executive of the organization said that this would not be possible without assistance in technology from Indian IT Firms. Though the Indian government had announced a scheme of $35 computer... 

One Laptop Per Child for India again?

It seems India’s $35 laptop quest has support has found support from Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, and the man himself has written to the Indian government. As we know, Negroponte has had the greatest bond with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and his OLPC proposal for India was turned down. As such, the project did take off, but didn’t... 
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