Cellco Tigo Rwanda has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Education to roll out internet access in primary schools under the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. ‘The partnership was included in the 2008 Tigo licence bidding deal to support the country’s development and OLPC was among them. We are now implementing the government’s vision to transform the country into a knowledge-based economy by the year 2020,’ said Tigo’s CEO, Marcelo Aleman. As part of the agreement, Tigo will sponsor the infrastructural development in schools, including wiring classrooms and installation of wireless LAN with internet access points. The coordinator of OLPC, Nkubito Bakuramutsa, said that the project has so far distributed 55,000 laptops in 108 schools, and the distribution will continue next year.
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