One-laptop project to debut in Maharashtra (India)

Finally, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project has found its way to India. OLPC project is firstly going to be deployed in Maharashtra (India).

In the month February, around 500 XO laptops will arrive in various schools of the state. The laptops have been localised and come with the keyboard in Devanagari. So far, a few XO laptops had been given to school children of villages called Khairat in Raigadh. The pilot was undertaken by the Digital Bridge Foundation, an organisation comprising Indian volunteers supporting the OLPC in India. The Digital Bridge Foundation has deployed the first 500 XO laptops in Maharashtra along with an NGO. The foundation is also talking with the governments of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan to provide the XO laptops in their respective state.

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