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GREEN LAPTOPs IN KIRIBATI

posted Oct 19, 2014, 1:15 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 6:27 PM by Kinta Eram ]
In May 2014, the Kiribati National Library installed a number of green laptops for use by children. They were originally part of an initiative in 2010 to trial “One Laptop per Child” (OLPC) and were donated by Oceania OLPC and oversighted by SPC. Recently they were installed by Dennis Pack, an AVI volunteer in the Ministry of Education. It is a trial program which has seen a large number of student’s on Tarawa access educational activities like Paint Activity, Abacus Activity, Speak Activity, Chart Activity, Tam-tam and many more. The laptops are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Ministry of Education is investigating the capacity in all schools to access this technology through internet access on all islands and laptops within schools. This is a long term goal to deliver education to remote islands in a more effective way.

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