Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Peru’s ambitious laptop program gets mixed grades
Publication: The Washington Times
Date: July 3th, 2012
LIMA, PERU (AP) - Peru’s distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children across the country easily ranks as one of the world’s most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty.
Yet five years into the program, there are serious doubts about whether the largest single deployment in the One Laptop Per Child initiative was worth the more than $200 million that Peru's government spent.
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