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|Region’s one laptop per child plan has a future|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|Four years after Latin America made headlines by becoming a world leader in giving out free laptops to millions of schoolchildren — an idea that has since been embraced by more than 20 African, Asian and Eastern European countries — the first results are in, and they give some reasons for hope.
An evaluation of the nearly 1 million One Laptop Per Child program in Peru, conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the largest of its kind, gave ample ammunition to both supporters and detractors of the program, a charity led by M.I.T.’s technology guru Nicholas Negroponte that has its operational headquarters in Miami.
|Source: Miami Herald (FL-USA) | Published: April 21st, 2012|
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