Rangan Srikhanta, founder of Sydney-based One Education and its offshoot One Laptop per Child, is one of five individuals from around the world to be given a Skoll Scholarship to study an MBA at the prestigious University of Oxford.
According to a statement by The British Institution, Srikhanta had identified and implemented strategies to transform the organisation's dependence on donations to becoming a self-sustaining enterprise in its own right.
One Education has generated revenues of $30 million over the past 10 years, and has delivered more than 70,000 computers to students at some 600 schools.
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