Coral Gables, Fla.-based Turbana Corp., the marketing division of Uniban S.A., has taken the One Laptop Per Child campaign to heart by installing 800 laptop computers at the cooperative’s Uniban Institute library in Colombia.

Turbana joins One Laptop Per Child program

Courtesy Turbana Corp.

The laptops will be available to nearly 2,000 students at eight rural schools in the banana-growing region of Uraba, Colombia, according to a news release.

The donation of computers is in step with Turbana’s philosophy of community development and socially responsible business practices, Juan David Alacon, chief executive officer, said in the release.

“For us, it is all about education and personal growth as the key for the development of the region, and there is no better place to start than empowering children to take an active role in their education and future,” he said in the release.

One Laptop Per Child is an international non-profit association based in Cambridge, Mass., dedicated to providing Internet access and learning tools to underprivileged children in remote communities.

Fundauniban, Turbana’s social foundation, has long been involved in multiple educational projects in the banana-growing regions of Columbia.