Papua New Guinea: Gaire #5
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Gaire: Each child receives an XO
Gaire is located about 45 minutes drive from Port Moresby. It is the site of a rural community VSAT access point, set up under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) project.
Breaking news, June 13th 2008: pictures of Gaire Primary school, 53 laptops, both streams of the Grade 3 saturated (Grade 3 is the first grade in the PNG primary education system). Gaire Primary School is located at 9.6698S, 147.4086E (WGS84), sea level.
None of the children have any experience of computers before. Of the teachers, only the Principal and one or two others are computer literate.