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Brett Brune: Educ.ar Update in The Houston Chronicle

Today I saw this very well written article on Educ.ar, the Argentine project to provide educational materials and connect schools to the internet that I started in 2000, and was very happy to see that my efforts of 2002 to save Educ.ar from the collapse of the country had been successful. I am very glad that I did all I could to save the project including donating more funds because, even though I understand that food comes before education with the use of the internet, I strongly believe that if Argentina had continue educating the current generation without the internet there would have been no food for many years to come.

I am also pleased to announce that Educ.ar is very close to placing an order for half a million OLPC which is going to greatly move Educ.ar forward. Here´s a picture of one of the laptops with the Educ.ar portal shown in it.

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Educ.ar has started a pilot program to test the laptops in Argentine schools.

Posted on November 24, 2006