OLPC aims to send 30m laptops to African students
One Laptop per Child, a Cambridge nonprofit that seeks to provide cheap laptops to poor children around the word, said it is partnering with a group of East African countries to deliver laptops to every primary school student in the region by 2015, a number estimated to be 30 million students.
One Laptop, which refers to itself as OLPC, said its partnership is with the East African Community, which is made up of such countries as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.
OLPC's press release included a statement from Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the nonprofit.
"OLPC’s partnership with the East African Community represents another significant step toward a world in which every child has access to a world-class education, to the world's body of knowledge, and to each other," Negroponte said. "The East African Community is dedicating itself not simply to One Laptop per Child, but to a world in which the children become agents of change – making things, teaching each other and their families and affecting the social development of their community."