Rwanda Distributes XO laptops
Rwanda launched the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program with the distribution of 5,000 laptops. The laptops are currently being sold for US$188, but OLPC is working to drive down costs through a give-one, get-one-free program. Nearly 100 teachers have already completed training by the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology in the use of specialized OLPC XO-1 computers. The organization has also provided Ethiopia with 5,000 laptops, and South Africa and Ghana have each received at least 100 laptops. Rwanda is one of the poorest countries in the world with a GDP of $238.30.