In some countries, parents are required to contribute towards defraying the cost of purchasing the low-cost devices. This can lead to reduced theft and damage, if parents and students assume ownership and responsibility for the equipment they have purchased.
In Rwanda, parents of students in private schools must purchase LCCDs. Arrangements are being made for long-term loans from banks to be repaid by parents of students. 156 Similarly, in Nigeria, parents of students from the private Corona Secondary School have purchased Classmate PCs for their children. 157 In Portugal, the Magellan program charges parents for LCCDs based on their economic situations. Those from low-income households do not have to pay, while medium-income families pay EUR 20 and those with higher incomes pay EUR 50. 158
158 http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/One-to-One_Laptop_Schools/Portugal A Portuguese mobile operator was also running a contest in early 2009 awarding one Magalhães PC per day for users who had topped-up their prepaid cards. http://web.archive.org/web/20091218084755/ http://www.telecom.pt/InternetResource/PTSite/UK/Canais/Media/DestaquesHP/uzomagalhaes.htm