Laptop learning, with interest, for Pacific children

Laptop learning, with interest, for Pacific children

Laptop learning, with interest, for Pacific children

Posted 1 May 2012, 15:20 AEST

It is called One Laptop Per Child and it is about to hand out 1,000 computers, courtesy of Bank South Pacific.

The bank is based in Papua New Guinea.

It is now the leading private sector partner for the One Laptop Per Child organisation in the region.

Michael Hutak, Oceania director of One Laptop Per Child, told Radio Australia the bank's involvement will give the campaign a tremendous boost.

He hopes to tap into the institution's expertise to further engage with the private sector. The bank has also approved its branches receiving donations for the charity.

The bank will initially provide laptops to 800 children in Fiji and 200 in Solomon Islands.

Later it plans to donate computers to children in Papua New Guinea.