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AND: Nigeria: UN Backs One-Laptop-One-Child Programme

Apr 12, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Beginning from next year, one million Nigerian children of primary school age are to benefit from the US $100 Laptop scheme under the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project designed to give children in developing countries access to knowledge, educational tools and bridging the digital divide between rich and poor countries.

"The project initiated by a United States based non-profit organisation now has the backing of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and seeks to design, manufacture and distribute laptop computers that are sufficiently inexpensive, durable and potable..."

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