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One Laptop per Child

One Laptop per Child
Gaza and Ramallah: Learning as a community UNRWA and OLPC have been working together in Gaza and the West Bank to implement community laptop programs this year. In many schools in such as this one in Ramallah, students use their XOs in class and out. These girls are on their way home. Lessons don't last all day, and children from the nearby towns often spend time outside reading and playing (and sometimes laughing) once school lets out. This year Ramallah held an XO Summer Camp to help hundreds of students learn how to use, repair, and teach with their laptops.

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at least the technology and intent of the program is good; how is the program designed and implemented? what would be the best approach? the tools are provided, presumably with enough education to allow the devices to be useful in social/cultural development. by lovevolv Mar 6

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