Friday, February 5, 2010

60.000 children more will learn with Sugar in Argentina

Thanks to OLPC and their local government, every child in the Argentinian state of La Rioja will use Sugar to learn, both at school and outside. Note that this includes thousands of children (and families) that would have never owned a computer otherwise.

I'm happy to note that they see the Uruguayan experience as a model to follow. In Uruguay the laptop deployment is something that the whole society has taken ownership of and thus is having a deep and broad impact everywhere.

I'm looking forward to work with the Argentinian free software community in improving the educational opportunities of their children through hacking on Sugar.

Thanks to Gonzalo Odiard from Sugar Labs Argentina for passing the news.

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