With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide lacking access to schooling, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has delivered tablet computers to two remote villages in Ethiopia. The goal of the project is to see if illiterate children without previous exposure to written words can teach themselves via these tablets, which are preloaded with alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs. According to OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte, early observations are encouraging: The children in both villages are still heavily engaged in using and recharging the machines, and they have been observed reciting the alphabet song and even spelling words.
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