Chester Community Charter School To Host Event on December 10 at 11 a.m. with One Laptop Per Child Founder Nicholas Negroponte

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As part of a continuing mission to offer the finest education possible, Vahan and Danielle Gureghian of Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) will be providing students in grades three through eight the educational advantage of their very own laptop. CCCS will be hosting an event to announce the program on December 10 at CCCS's West Campus at 11 a.m.

Our students are being given the opportunity to have access to technological tools that are not only helpful but necessary in today's educational environment

As part of a continuing mission to offer the finest education possible, Vahan and Danielle Gureghian of Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) will be providing students in grades three through eight the educational advantage of their very own laptop. CCCS will be hosting an event to announce the program on December 10 at CCCS's West Campus at 11 a.m.

The Gureghian's purchase of 1,400 laptops represents the largest contribution to Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program within the U.S. CCCS students will use their new laptops in school. By December 10, 2008, 325 XO laptops will be available for CCCS middle school students, with the remaining arriving within the following weeks.

"Our students are being given the opportunity to have access to technological tools that are not only helpful but necessary in today's educational environment," said CCCS CEO Steve Lee. "The learning potential of our students is limitless and will continue to break new ground, especially with the assistance of these new laptops.

WHO:    Vahan and Danielle Gureghian of the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS). Confirmed guests include One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte, CCCS CEO Steve Lee, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, Chester Mayor Wendell Butler, Michael Oscar with a statement from Senator Arlen Specter, and Eagles greats Cecil Martin and Sean Landetta. Invited guests include the Honorable Dwight Evans, the Honorable Tony Williams, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Philadelphia 76ers center Sam Dalembert.

WHAT:    The Gureghian's will be providing 1,400 laptops to Chester Community Charter School students in grades three through eight.

WHERE:    Chester Community Charter School West Campus Gymnasium
    2730 Bethel Road
    Chester, PA 19013

WHEN:    Wednesday, December 10, 2008
    11 a.m.

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