[plug] Fwd: [Linux-aus] $11.7m for OLPC Australia in the federal govt budget

Shanon Loughton autobot at iinet.net.au
Wed May 9 10:07:24 WST 2012


On 9 May 2012 01:28, James Bromberger <james at rcpt.to> wrote:

>  Dear all,
> Thought you may be interested in this...
> -------- Original Message --------  Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 11:03:26 +1000  From:
> Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at dhanapalan.com> <sridhar at dhanapalan.com>
> "The Australian Government is providing over $11 million to support
> the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Program which will deliver over 50,000
> custom built laptops to primary students in regional and remote
> Australia as part of a 12 month pilot program. The OLPC Australia
> Organisation (OLPC Australia) aims to support the learning
> opportunities of indigenous children, particularly those in remote
> Australia, by providing primary school aged children with a connected
> XO laptop as part of a sustainable training and support program.
> Participating schools will also receive information and communications
> technology (ICT) coordinator professional development, local repair
> kits, and access to helpdesk and online support."
> http://blog.laptop.org/2012/05/08/australian-brilliance-government-12m-pilot/
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