Official Launch - One Laptop per Child Jamaica Project

The main sponsors and partners of the One-Laptop-Per-Child project in Jamaica were all in attendance at the official presentation ceremony held at the Providence Early Childhood Institute in Liguanea, Kingston.

Principal sponsors P.A.C.E. (Canada) - Programme for Advance Childhood Education, the UWI’s University Township Project, and Lime were in attendance as well as the other key partners including the Early Childhood Commission, Moneague College and the Mona School of Business, UWI.

Through the generosity of the Sponsors, in particular P.A.C.E., who was responsible for funding 100 laptops, and the efforts of the OLPC Jamaica team, a total of 115 laptops were donated to students and teachers of the Providence Basic School in Liguanea and the August Town Primary School. Chairing the function, Dr. Maurice McNaughton of the Mona School of Business acknowledged the sterling efforts of Dr. Sameer Verma of San Francisco State University, in helping to found the OLPC Jamaica group at UWI, two years ago, and the continuing assistance of OLPC San Francisco.
 
Dr. McNaughton described the launch as “just the beginning..,” and underscored the commitment of the OLPC Jamaica team to work with the schools to help to realize expected positive performance outcomes. In this regard, LIME coming on board with a donation of J$1 Million to support the project was an important contribution to the sustainability of the program.
 
See Press Release for more details..
 
The main sponsors and partners of the One-Laptop-Per-Child project in Jamaica were all in attendance at the official presentation ceremony to launch the program held at the Providence Early Childhood Institute in Liguanea, Kingston. Principal sponsors P.A.C.E. (Canada) - Programme for Advance Childhood Education, the UWI’s University Township Project, and Lime were in attendance as well as the other key partners including the Early Childhood Commission, Moneague College and the Mona School of Business, UWI.
Through the generosity of the Sponsors, in particular P.A.C.E., who was responsible for funding 100 laptops, and the efforts of the OLPC Jamaica team, a total of 115 laptops were donated to students and teachers of the Providence Basic School in Liguanea and the August Town Primary School. Chairing the function, Dr. Maurice McNaughton of the Mona School of Business acknowledged the sterling efforts of Dr. Sameer Verma of San Francisco State University, in helping to found the OLPC Jamaica group at UWI, two years ago, and the continuing assistance of OLPC San Francisco. Dr. McNaughton described the launch as “just the beginning..,” and underscored the commitment of the OLPC Jamaica team to work with the schools to help to realize expected positive performance outcomes. In this regard, LIME coming on board with a donation of J$1 Million to support the project was an important contribution to the sustainability of the program. See Press Release for more details..