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LCSI RAISES CLOSE TO $1,500 FOR EDUCATION AT THIS YEARS NECC
 

Montreal - July 31, 2006 - Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) raises nearly $1,500 through an exciting new program benefiting three education-related foundations at the recent NECC Conference held in San Diego, CA on July 4-7.

The goal of this exciting program was to raise both money for and awareness of the issue of technology and learning and ensure that students worldwide have access to all the necessary tools.

Prior to the conference LCSI selected three foundations that it wanted to support for this exciting program. Like LCSI, all three foundations selected- DonorsChoose, OpenWorld Learning and Virtue Foundation -support educational initiatives that bring technology and students together to develop creative and inventive learning opportunities.

In order to show their support of these foundations, LCSI decided to donate $5 for each conference attendee that took part in a product demonstration at the LCSI booth. Following the demonstration, participants were asked to choose from one of the three organizations and have a donation made on their behalf. They were then able to walk away from LCSI's booth with a feeling of goodness about what they had done.

"I'd like to thank everyone that participated in our new fundraising program," says Susan Einhorn, President of LCSI. "I am very proud of the contribution that LCSI was able to make to these three foundations and I am hoping that this is a program that other companies will embrace in the future".

LCSI would like to challenge other companies to step forward and join in this exciting new program.

About Logo Computer Systems Inc.
LCSI was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. LCSI develops and markets a line of award winning constructivist educational products, including the critically acclaimed MicroWorlds line of school products, Enriched Math, Journal Zone and the My Make Believe family of early learning software. As an award-winning publisher of software for K-12 schools, LCSI is active around the world in major technology projects that are transforming education. For more information visit www.lcsi.ca

About DonorsChooseSM
DonorsChooseSM is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that the public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials (such as books, software, etc.) or experiences their students need to learn. Donors get to choose which project they'd like to fund. For more information visit http://www.donorschoose.org


About OpenWorld Learning (OWL)
OWL offers an award-winning educational program in school computer labs that would otherwise sit locked and empty during after-school and summer hours. Over five years of work with children in Denver's Latino community, OWL has designed a new educational model that turns school computer labs into powerful learning communities. For more information visit http://www.openworldlearning.org

About Virtue Foundation - Katrina Education Initiative 2006
Virtue Foundation is undertaking an after-school laptop-based curriculum project for underprivileged children in the Baton Rouge area, particularly those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In conjunction with the Media Lab at MIT, Virtue Foundation has developed an innovative curriculum on a one-laptop-per-child model pioneered by MIT Professor Seymour Papert and developed in collaboration with Profs. Klopfer and Machover. For more information visit http://www.virtuefoundation.org

About NECC
NECC is annual technology conference presented by ISTE. It features hands-on workshops, lecture-format and interactive concurrent sessions, discussions with key industry leaders, and the largest educational technology exhibit in the world. For more information visit www.neccsite.org.

MicroWorlds EXT, MicroWorlds EX RoboticsT, MicroWorlds JRT, Enriched Math, Journal Zone, My Make Believe Castle, and My Make Believe Treasure Isle are trademarks of Logo Computer Systems Inc. Donors Choose is a service mark of DonorsChoose, Inc. For more information about LCSI and its products, please click here for ways to contact LCSI.

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