parts Industry Association (Asopartes) and the Program "Computers for Schools", from the
Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies, agreed to bring
forward a strategic alliance to help with the massive and appropriation of ICT
and the use of e-waste.
popularization and appropriation of ICTs are part of the Plan “Digital Living”,
which is promoted by the Minister Diego Molano Vega, and which will contribute
with the Plan Quality Education which being conducted by the Ministry of
well as all Colombians we support the appropriate use of technology and, above
all, help to bring these tools to the most needy, we will contribute to
collective prosperity", said the President of Asopartes, Tulio Zuloaga.
strategic partnership was signed between the Executive Director of the Program Computers
for Schools, Martha Castellanos, and the group president (Tulio Zuloaga), who
committed to get donations of equipment to promote the program among its 1,500
members across the country.
year,the program Computers for Schools seeks to provide education to 7,800 offices,
libraries and cultural centers with technological terminals. The goal is to
bring 89,000 computers (including laptops) for boys and girls, located in
different regions of the country.The
program, which celebrated 10 years of operation, has reached 6 million school
users, and has managed 4,400 tonnes of electronic waste, thus allowing
protecting the environment.
social content of Computers for Schools is a major concern for us", said
Zuloaga, also he said that the sector is committed to corporate social
In this year, Computers for Schools has finalized strategic alliances
with business groups as Andi, SAC, Acoset, Fenalco, Analdex, and Asopartes, to
support the most needy rural school community. This year, the ICT Ministry
Program will train 12,000 teachers in educational appropriation of technology,
to replicate this knowledge among their students.
(Source: MINTIC - Colombia)