One Laptop Per Child

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 26th, 2012
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Ethiopia (AP) — The kids in this volcano-rim village wear filthy, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They don’t go to school. Yet they all can chant the English alphabet, and some can spell words. The key to their success: 20 tablet computers droppe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 19th, 2012
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Ethiopia (AP) — The kids in this village wear filthy, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They have no school. Yet they all can chant the English alphabet, and some can make words. The key to their success: 20 tablet computers dropped off in their Et...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 5th, 2012
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The one and only time I attended a meeting chaired by the former Prime Minster of Ethiopia, Ato Meles Zenawi, was in August 2007, when Ethiopia was hosting the World Technology Information Forum in Addis Ababa. One of the speakers at the forum was a former MIT professor by the name Nickolas Negropont...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 28th, 2012
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A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results. By David Talbot     Why It Matters Around a 100 million first-grade-aged children lack access to schools. A foundation is testing whether poor children who are given computers and learning software c...