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Nick Latin America, One Laptop per Child Announce Kid’s Contest Winner

Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.

Press Release from Nickelodeon Latin America

MIAMI, FL., Oct. 26, 2011 – Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.  The five finalists’ videos for the competition can be viewed at http://olpcstories.org.

Giuliana Violetta Pozzoli, a 10-year-old girl, from Caacupé, Paraguay, was the competition’s grand prize winner.  Guilana won tickets and accommodations for herself, her mother and her teacher to travel to Los Angeles and attend the TeenNick HALO Awards, which takes place this evening and will recognize and celebrate real teens who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO).

“Our partnership with Nickelodeon Latin America is a great example of how private sector corporations can work with OLPC to advance children’s education and development,” said Rodrigo Arboleda, CEO of One Laptop per Child.  “We look forward to other successful collaborations with Nickelodeon, in which we continue to inspire children to use their creativity and skills to make a difference in their communities.”

“We are thrilled to have partnered with OLPC on this initiative,” commented Mario Cader-Frech, Vice President Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility for Viacom International Media Networks The Americas.  “The response from kids throughout the region to participate in this contest was amazing, and we are delighted by their desire to want to make this world a better place.”

About One Laptop per ChildOne Laptop per Child (OLPC at http://www.laptop.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide every child in the world access to new channels of learning, sharing and self-expression.  In partnership with the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations and supported by comprehensive implementation and pedagogical services, OLPC seeks to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power connected laptop that empowers individual learning and growth.

Viacom International Media Networks The Americas, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the company’s portfolio of entertainment brands which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their respective properties in Spanish speaking Latin America as well as Viacom Networks Brazil. Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and MTV Networks International’s programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and CTV Globe Media for MTV, Comedy Central and Vh1. The company’s emerging multiplatform businesses include MTVNHD and Red Viacom in Latin America as well as VH1HD in Brazil. MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada also serve the growing number of digitally connected consumers via its websites: www.MTVla.com, www.Mundonick.com, www.Vh1la.com, www.Vh1Brasil.com.br, www.tr3s.comwww.mtv.ca and www.nickcanada.com as well as through its broadband and community sites:  www.mtvrevolution.com, www.mundonick.com/nickturbo and www.lazona.com.

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