The One Laptop Per Child project became a reality Thursday in Uruguay, as the 160 children of school number 24 in the humble town of Cardal received their XO computers. The learning tools came directly from the hands of president Tabaré Vazquez. It has become a matter of national pride that Uruguay is the first country to realize the project’s goal.
The target is that by 2009, every school-age child in Uruguay will have one, and an initial 15 million dollars have already been allocated to the project. From the newspaper articles: ‘The happiness of having a PC in their hands, some of them for the first time, had the kids in ecstasy, which didn’t wait to turn on their computers, introduce their personal information (required the first time they’re turned on), choose the screen colors, and start experimenting with them. What initially made them more enthusiastic was the possibility of taking photographs and filming each others with the included webcams.’" More information below.
Via the Obserer – Sorry this link is not in English