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 Tuesday, 05 July 2011

The Vice Minister for ICT, Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay and the Director of “Computadoras para educar”, Martha Castellanos, traveled on Friday July 1st to the Department of Amazonas. The purpose of the visit is to provide computer equipment to the schools: Toribio Rios in Leticia and Jose Antonio Galan in Puerto Nariño.

“Computadoras para educar” from the ICT Ministry continues presence in remote regions of the country. This time they will come to the municipality of Puerto Nariño, where 21 indigenous communities live from the ethnics Ticuna, Cocama and Yagua, and where 126 students will be benefited from computer equipment, which will be delivered by the program to the school José Antonio Galán.

In Leticia, the capital of the department, also will be equipped with educational equipment
to the school Toribia Rios, and also will be conducted a workshop on robotics, with electronic waste from computers in disuse.

"We are meeting the targets proposed in the Plan
“Vive Digital”, providing technology tools to the country's most vulnerable areas, and massively the appropriation and use of ICTs", said Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay, Vice Minister of MINTIC.

The Director of the Program “Computadoras para educar”, said that overall, in the department of Amazonas, they have been delivered around to 900 computer equipments, which has benefited to 16,047 students from 66 educational centers and have trained 832 teachers. The beneficiary populations in this region are from: El Encanto, La Chorrera, La Pradera, Leticia, Puerto Alegria, Puerto Santander, Tarapacá, Leticia and Puerto Nariño.

(Source: MINTIC – Colombia)

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