Last week, Project GAPc, an initiative by the South West Community Development Council (a Singapore grassroot group) delivered a hundred brand new PCs to low-income familiars at the cost of S$80 (USD $58) and three years of broadband connection for free.
The aim of the project is to help low-income families with school-going children bridge the digital divide. It also involved the local technical college to give training to these families. Besides helping participants learn the different parts and functions of a PC, organisers also hope the experience will help them break through the psychological barriers associated with information technology.
Full article – IT initiative helps low-income families bridge digital divide (Channel NewsAsia)