In the department of Chocó, the government of President Juan Manuel Santos,
through the Ministry of ICT, delivers mobile classrooms with that seek to
promote quality education, fostering development and reducing poverty through
the use of ICT tools.
The mobile classrooms are a new concept of Computers for Schools, program
from the ICT Ministry, that has given technology to about 7 million children in
the public sector educational institutions in Colombia.
"We are promoting inclusion and educational equity throughout Colombia
because these technological tools must serve all sectors of our country. The
technology gives a child from Quibdó the same opportunities of any other child
from another city", said Minister Molano Vega.
With the mobile classrooms, which are transported by all classrooms of
educational center benefited, the students from different courses may have
access to technology and digital content, which are the main support to improve
the quality of education.
This was demonstrated by a recent study of CEDE from the University of Los
Andes, which showed that education mediated by ICTs improve academic
achievement and encourage students not to leave their classes, among other
The benefited schools from the new
mobile classrooms in Chocó are the Educational Institute Antonio Ricaurte, which
has over 70 students enrolled, and the Educational Institution Industrial
Carrasquilla, where there is nearly 900 children.
"We hope make the best use of this equipments that come to us because
these are low-income schools and these tools opens up new opportunities",
said the rector of the school Carrasquilla, Lucia Diaz Torres. Meanwhile, the
president of the Institution Antonio Ricaurte, Antonio Ledesma said that access
to technology makes the children from Chocó citizens of the world.
(Source: MINTIC - Colombia)