Apurimac is the first region to provide
free Internet service through pilot virtual centers which will be
built and implemented with the support from mining companies
operating in the area, announced its regional president, Elias Ruiz
He said that through the project
"Construction and implementation of pilot virtual centers to
achieve contents in curriculum learning in primary and secondary-
Apurimac" aims to provide a quality education.
The regional authority said Apurimac is
entering to a new stage thanks to mining and stressed that rural
children have the same opportunities as the city, they will receive a
Segovia said that mining companies
operating in Apurimac pay the cost of Internet service, while the
regional government will take care of maintenance. The proposal is
embodied in an agreement to be signed soon.
"Apurimac will be the first region
in the country that will have internet access throughout its
jurisdiction, it means, from Chincheros until Cotabambas", he
He called on teachers to be trained, so
that students receive quality education, since "the success of
this project will be thanks to them".
He added that the initiative is a great
tool that should serve to get out from the last places where Apurimac
is found in regarding the quality of education.
The symbolic act of commissioning of
the project took place on Thursday in the building of the regional