One laptop per child project launched

Written by Agencies | Kathmandu, March 28: | Updated: Mar 28 2008, 20:54pm hrs
The Nepal government has provided laptops to 16 fourth standard students at Janagal in Kavre district on an experimental basis.

The computer costs just USD 100 and is being provided to students of Janajyoti Lower Secondary School under a pilot project with the technical support of One Laptop Per Child Nepal project.

The laptops will help children in developing their knowledge and skills, said Janardan Nepal, director general at the Department of Education. The academic course of grade five has also been installed in the laptop to make learning easier, an official said.

The government is planning to introduce this project to other districts including Makwanpur and Mustang shortly, he said.