The One Laptop Per Child association hopes to distribute 5 million to 10 million of the systems to children in India, China, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Egypt and Nigeria in the first quarter of 2007. Negroponte hopes the project will help supply the world's billion children with an education that undertrained teachers often can't supply.
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