The Bolivian Educational Organization
EDUCATIC has been voted the organization with the most social impact
at the National Innovation Talents awards 2012. EDUCATIC is supported
by IICD and Edukans in the Connect4Change consortium.
EDUCATIC was praised
for the impact their innovative projects have on the quality of
education and the promotion of equal opportunities for young
Bolivians. The National Innovation Talents awards 2012 (TIC Bolivia
2012) were presented in June in Cochabamba, Bolivia. 20 teams from 5
different areas of the country participated in the third edition of
the competition, claiming awards for Best Economic Impact, Best
Environmental Impact and Best Social Impact.
Catalyst for the
decision of the jury was the work of EDUCATIC
in promoting the proper use of technological resources, the
generation of innovative teaching content with the use of ICT locally
to improve student achievement, the encouragement of teachers to
develop their own digital educational content, according to the needs
of students, as well as the promotion of Bolivian culture.
EDUCATIC’s CEO, Keiko
Ignacio, has a long experience with the implementation of Information
and Communication Technologies in Education and collaborates closely
with IICD since 2001. She is happy to receive the recognition for her
organization’s years of hard work: “Together
with a team of young people with the same convictions of service to
development, we undertook a variety of projects that promote local
and national growth for the benefit of Bolivian children”.
IICD collaborates with
EDUCATIC and Edukans in the Connect4Change consortium project ‘ICT
for education in Bolivia’. In this project, teachers and students
will be targeted in 80 schools throughout Bolivia to enhance
education with the use of Information and Communication Technology
such as computers.