United Nations support the $US100 laptop project
The $US100 laptop project has got another major backer in the form of the United Nations. The UN lent its support to this innovative project, which aims to provide inexpensive, hand-cranked laptops to school-aged children worldwide.
The announcement would be turned into a deal when Kemal Dervis, head of the UN Development Program, will sign a memorandum of understanding Saturday with Nicholas Negroponte at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting… Negroponte is the chairman of One Laptop per Child project.
The project has an initial aim of delivering at least 1 million units by the end of next year. These would be sold to governments around the world at cost price for distribution to small children in schools. The project now gets the much-needed support from the UNDP, which would be working with the organization to deliver “technology and resources to targeted schools in the least developed countries.â€