Caritas Kanizio of Rwanda’s Education MinistryÂ distributed 500 XOs to students and teachers in Ruli Primary school in Muhanga this week. Â This is part of an expansion of Rwanda’s OLPC project to rural schools, which has taken some time to develop but has been in ways the most rewarding part. Â It has helped bridge the connectivity and technology divide within the country.
Rwanda has positioned itself as a tech-savvy hub in East Africa for some time, but rural towns have had very limited access to computers. Â Parents generally hope to learn about computers through their children, and the program is seen as heralding better Internet connectivity for the communities as well.