award "Connected to Grow," seeks
to identify and recognize best efforts developed in rural areas of
the country, which have had social and economic impact in their
residents and / or communities using telecommunications as a base,
said Alvaro Valdez Fernandez Baca, Director of Communications, Image
and Corporate Responsibility of Telefónica.
are very pleased with the results of this contest which confirm that
ICT is an important tool to accelerate the development of peoples and
enhance the skills and talent of rural entrepreneurs, enabling them
to improve the quality of their crops, implementing new business and
make more informed people, to improve their life standard and its
environment", said Valdez Fernandez Baca.
winners, chosen from 23 finalists, received stimuli
for a total of S /. 60,000 (US$ aprox. 20,000), as well as the latest
place prize went to the Rural Tourism
Association Solidario (ASTURS) from Capachica (Puno), represented by
Walter Pancca Paucar. This is about an experiential tourism project,
which has improved the lives of 75 families of 9 communities with
microcredit and straightening abilities, from ICT and development of
solidarity with tourist travel. This initiative has the support of
the Departs associations and Culture Contact in France.
second place went to the project "Telemedicine in health"
which was presented by Dr. Georgina Valentin Rojas. This initiative
developed in the community of Balsapuerto (Loreto) is important
because have successfully implemented telemedicine from a wireless
network for voice and data interfaces to 11 health facilities,
decreasing mortality and disease epidemiology.
Commander Trinidad Wilbert Callapiña Durand, was awarded third place
on behalf of the Police Division Acomayo (Cusco), the project has
allowed this division to be trained in the use of ICT and improve
their operation in the program "Willay" from a
telecommunications network that provides a dial-up Internet access
point that comes through repeater stations installed in strategic
also awarded the "Special Award Living Testimony" to the
five best stories of life of people who stood out among 37 witnesses,
who have benefited with the use of ICT in their communities.
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