Costa Rica prepares for a 25K laptop program

Costa Rica has had many experiments with OLPC over the past years, including support from Costa Rica University.

Recently the Education Ministry, working with the Fundación Quirós Tanzi and national retailer Gessa, has launched the Conectándonos project to connect young students to the Internet. The program started this month with a deployment of 1500 XOs to students and teachers, and is scheduled to reach 25,000 students by 2013.

They have engaged teachers and community leaders in the development of the project so far, and seem to be planning quite a well-balanced and integrated program.

2 thoughts on “Costa Rica prepares for a 25K laptop program

  1. Hi, I am retiring to Costa Rica in 2014 after 30 years with IBM and I would like to find a way to help this project. I understand hardware, programming, applications, asset tracking and service and would like to find a way to volunteer to help Costa Rican kids get the most out of this project. Please feel free to contact me with any way I might be of help.

  2. Pingback: 1 in 20 Latin American children use an OLPC laptop | One Laptop per Child

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