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08 May, 2012

Australia donates A$11.7m to national OLPC charity

In its 2012-13 Federal Budget released tonight, the Australian Government announced a huge one-off grant supporting OLPC Australia for kids in remote and disadvantaged Australian schools:
"The Government will provide a one‑off grant of $11.7 million to One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Australia to support expansion of this initiative to primary school students in partnering regional and remote communities and low SES schools. This will help OLPC Australia to roll out additional custom‑built laptops to thousands of primary school students and to provide helpdesk and online support to participating schools."
This is a massive investment and vote of confidence in the Australian charity's programme and approach, including their new education program. OLPC Australia CEO, Rangan Srikhanta, and his team are to be congratulated for their efforts on behalf of disadvantaged Australian children.


1 comment:

Sven AERTS said...

One of the most epic pics on what OLPC is about: bringing education to the kids that have the hardest access to it.

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