Uruguay may have lost to South American rival Argentina in a recent World Cup qualifying match, but it has become the first country to provide a computer to every primary school-going child as part of the One Laptop Per Child project, a program that costs the state just 5 percent of its total education budget.

The BBC:

Uruguay has become the first country to provide a laptop for every child attending state primary school.

President Tabaré Vázquez presented the final XO model laptops to pupils at a school in Montevideo on 13 October.

Over the last two years 362,000 pupils and 18,000 teachers have been involved in the scheme.

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