I'm shocked that I didn't post about this before, but last June, the city of Florence, Italy, donated 5,000 XO laptops to four schools in Ethiopia - Menilik and Atse Naod Primary Schools in Addis Ababa, Muloosayoo Primary School in Oromia Region and Rema Primary School in Amhara Region. These schools were chosen based on the willingness of school directors and staff to engage in the implementation, representation of less or least privileged parts of the society in the school and the size of the school
The donation is being implemented by the Engineering Capacity Building Program (ecbp), which produced this video to explain their participation and vision for One Laptop Per Child in Ethiopia:
During the pilot phase of this project 170 teachers from the four selected schools were given OLPC teachers' training. Now the teachers are integrating them into their classrooms and textbooks are being digitalized and loaded onto the XO laptops. Soon, I hope we'll have reports on the XO impact coming from ecbp.