The Colombian authorities signed with OneLapTop per Child, an organization led by Nicholas Negroponte that developed the concept of low-cost PC aimed at the education of children in developing countries, an agreement for the purchase of equipment.
The agreement aims at the acquisition of 65 thousand laptops, which will allow poor children from two regions of the country to contact with Information Technologies and gain new support for classes and schoolwork.
To date, just over 600,000 low-cost PCs have been sold. Contrary to what had originally been planned by the organization, PCs cost 188 dollars, almost double what was expected when the project started.
A new version of OLPC is already planned for 2010, which in addition to a different design is also expected to have a lower price.
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