4.2.6 Parents

In some countries, parents are required to contribute towards defraying the cost of purchasing the low-cost computers. 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.61 Similarly, in Nigeria, parents of students from the private Corona Secondary School have purchased Classmate PCs for their children.62 In Portugal, the Magellan program charges parents for LCCDs based on their economic situations. Low-income households do not have to pay, while medium-income families pay EUR 20 and those with highter incomes pay EUR 50.63


 
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