About the Project
Una Laptop por Niño (One Laptop per Child) aims to transform Peruvian education by improving equity and quality of life for Peruvian children, beginning in rural areas where the quality of education has traditionally been poor.
After a small pilot program with 100 laptops in three locations, the project initially targeted 10,000 single-teacher schools where 220,000 students and teachers perform at very poor levels in key curriculum areas.
The Ministry of Education has already distributed one laptop computer – complete with educational software and contents, and an offline version of an educational portal that gives users access to secure asynchronous Internet navigation – to each of these children and their teachers. Subsequently the project was extended to six million public school children through a Technology Resource Center Strategy (almost one million computers, servers, projectors and 92,000 robotic kits). Since then, the students have shown a dramatic increase in their interest in school work, a reduction in absenteeism and improved personal relationships. An Inter-American Development Bank impact study showed a four to six months’ advantage in cognitive skills and a considerable increase in computer skills over 15 months.