- Two villages of "Wayuu" community will
- In 2001 "La Guajira" registered 335 students for each computer, today
the number is 22 and the target for the next four years is 12 children per
- Around 6,000 computers were received by the department of La Guajira
from this national program.
“Computers for Schools” program from the ICT Ministry will present this
Saturday, May 21st computers to three public educational centers in
the capital of La Guajira, two located in villages, benefiting about 400
children from the Wayuu community.
“Computers for Schools” have reached 100% of the municipalities
of this area. However, not all sites located in 15 municipalities have full
coverage. "We still have 52 seats for benefit and with the work made today;
we started to reduce this gap. The goal we've set from the National Government
is to reach 12 children per computer when we finish the next four years" said
the Deputy Minister.
Guajira department was one of the most backward in terms of equipment
per student, now in its campus-there are 22 children per computer, which means
that it has reached over 80% of institutions in that department. This contrasts
with the situation in 2001, when they started Computers for Schools, which
registered 335 students for each computer.
Up to date, the ICT Ministry's program has benefited nearly
174,000 students with 5,990 computers delivered to 292 campus-La Guajira, which
have supported the educational work of 3,726 teachers. "But more
importantly we have also trained over 800 students in the incorporation of ICT,
which makes it really add to the time to contribute to the quality of education
in Colombia", noted the Program Director, Martha Castellanos.
(Source: Mintic - Colombia)