Where to surf in Kigali? Kids know.

An article today in the online edition of a major Swedish newspaper, DN.se, tells about young Rwandan’s internet behaviours (in Swedish only). Rwanda has so far delivered 5.000 OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) units to kids, and plan to ship no less than 50.000 more units this year alone. The government has set up an ambitious IT plan for the country, which is to provide internet connection to all schools for older children, in most schools for younger children and all state offices by the year 2020.

The article goes on to say that Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is one of the best cities in Africa to get internet access with decent speed everywhere around, especially in cafés. Apparently the airport in Kigali has the best, free wi-fi connection available, and the article features four kids sitting outside the airport, googling on their OLPC’s for hours after pictures of their action heroes Jean-Claude van Damme and Bruce Lee.

(Photo by Anna Koblanck)

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Where to surf in Kigali? Kids know.
was published on 21.02.2009 by Anders Bolin. It files under sub saharan africa
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