Sri Lanka to introduce one laptop per child

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Feb 13, 2008 4:53 AM EDT
The Sunday Times Online; By Bandula Sirimanna
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Two-million primary school children are to be provided with US$ 100-worth laptops under a farsighted initiative. Director OLPC Europe, Middle East and Asia Matt Keller, in an interview with The Sunday Times FT, said the World Bank has stepped into fund a pilot project to introduce laptops as an educational tool in nine provinces in the island. OLPC Lanka Foundation has been set up to implement this massive education project aimed at supplying this learning tool into rural children’s hands.

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