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.
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.
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
(Source: MINTIC – Colombia)