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

Euan de Kock euan at dekock.net
Wed May 9 11:22:33 WST 2012

It'd be interesting to see how this compares to the amount spent on laptops for traditional schools.

Still it's a step in the right direction.


On 09/05/2012 10:07 Shanon Loughton wrote:


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

Dear all,
Thought you may be interested in this...

-------- Original Message -------- 
Wed, 9 May 2012 11:03:26 +1000
Sridhar Dhanapalan <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."

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