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Marking 10 years of bridging digital divide

( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-16 08:14:47

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a program that has made internet available to the masses by providing all elementary school students with a laptop.

The national program, called Plan Ceibal, launched in collaboration with a global nonprofit called One Laptop Per Child, made Uruguay "the first country in the world to provide one laptop to every primary school student," according to OLPC's website.

"I must admit that, at the beginning, I never imagined a plan so complete and well executed," OLPC's founder, Nicholas Negroponte, said during a visit to Montevideo this week.

Marking 10 years of bridging digital divide

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