El Salvador is giving a free computer to 100% of public sector students and teachers, aiming to bridge ‘digital divide’

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An investment of $450m began making its way into the hands of students and teachers in the Central American nation in late February. The first batch was delivered directly to students in a ceremony headed by the country’s president, Nayib Bukele, who pointed out the investment in education is equal to the investment in 3 new airports.

“The computers come with Windows 10, Google Classroom, and free internet, also included is certification in the English language for final year high school students,” explained Bukele. “The goal is for students to have the necessary tools for a transformative education.”

By Milan Sime Martinic