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Making education a community effort

Earlier this year, we featured some photos from our Netketabi project in the West Bank, which is supporting a program to sell laptop computers stocked with books and other educational materials, to families with school-age children.

We recently checked in the project sponsors who report that 7,500 computers have been purchased through the program to date. Students are using the computers  for classes in community centers, and fewer than 2% of the families that have borrowed through the program to purchase a computer have defaulted on their loans.

For more information about this project that is helping provide some of the building blocks of a 21st Century education, see the profile on our website.

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