"Beyond politics, logistics and planning, seeing real children hold the laptops was a breath of fresh air"
- Khaled Hassounah
Hassounah's job makes him simultaneously a tech guru, project manager, diplomat, cultural coach and public relations contact. As a technical officer, he explains to interested countries how the initiative works, detailing the laptops' unconventional design and relating the governments' side of the bargain--like providing rural distribution and localized content
- Plugging Africa's kids into $100 laptop
Nigerian children playing with their laptops
Hassounah shows the students how to boot up their open-source laptops
The local community built this school, now well worn, from plaster, wood and tin. One hundred fifty students and three classes cram into the two-room building
OLPC installed a satellite dish, power generator, and modem to give the school electricity and Internet connectivity