14 December, 2009

East African Community shows lead to Pacific possibilities

The East African Community's recent announcement that it will initiate a region-wide cooperative effort to deliver One Laptop per Child to some of the world's poorest countries is proof positive that if political leaders can overcome their differences and pool their resources then better basic education is possible for the even the most disadvantaged communities.

Pacific Island states introducing OLPC, numbering now 15 countries, will be watching progress in East Africa closely for signs that regional cooperation can assist in scaling up OLPC among countries with poor infrastructure and both physical and political challenges.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the East African initiative should contact Matt Keller, OLPC's Head of Global Advocacy, at

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