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|'Free laptops for children' project has yet to prove it is worth the cost|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|Peru's distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children easily ranks as one of the world's most ambitious efforts to use digital technology to fight poverty.
Yet five years into the programme, there are serious doubts about whether the largest single deployment in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative was worth the amount, more than US$200 million (Dh73.4m), that Peru's government spent on it.
|Source: The National (UAE) | Published: July 9th, 2012|
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