Saturday, October 13, 2007

Reliance also helps in making the Cheap Laptop for Children..

Laptop 1

Heard of OLPC ?? OLPC stands for One Laptop Per Child. The MIT Media Lab is developing a $100 laptop to provide affordable and appropriate technology to all parts of the world. One Laptop per Child is a non-profit created to pursue this project (which is independent of MIT).

This Laptop is not going to be any normal one. Different Companies are coming forward to help in this noble aid. Now, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group has joined hands with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation under which Reliance Communication (Rcom) would provide Internet connectivity, network and logistics to the OLPC's India initiative. Hats off to Reliance..

According to Reliance, every child has the right to education. This is not a laptop but an educational program which will promote e-learning in the country.

Under this program, every student will be given a water-proof and almost unbreakable laptop, priced at USD 188 (in India at USD 220, which ends up at around Rs 8,800), reducing the burden of the school bag, which everyone hates and on the other hand, promoting e-learning in the country.

Speaking in the words of Ambani, " India's economy is growing at a rapid pace. We need to to impart quality education to children. The education system has to be more student-friendly. It has to be fun-filled for them. OLPC program would be application-oriented and not syllabus-oriented, as is the current practice" .

I only think to get one such Laptop, with a bit better configuration for free. ;)). But what is the use of building castles. Anyway, the time is not far when the Children of India, will come online. Hope they visit CorpoAlert also.
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