This week El Salvador's Education ministry discussed an ambitious program aimed eventually to have laptop computers in the hands of 800,000 students in poor rural schools.
The computers come from the One Laptop Per Child initiative which was formed to place low cost durable laptop computers in the hands of children to jump start education and learning. The XO computer from OLPC is designed specifically for use by children in poor communities around the world.
To learn more about this project, you can read this blog entry from a participant in teacher training at the Evangelical University in El Salvador or watch thisvideo which starts with happy children from Peru with their XO laptops and continues with pictures from a training session for teachers in El Salvador:
You can also watch another video showing two happy boys with OLPC laptops.