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Fundación Telefónica will benefit children and adolescents from the national schools “Rvdo. Padre Diego Natal Juan”, located in Belén, and “Héroes de Güeppi”, located in Iquitos. Both schools will receive Aulas Fundación Telefónica (Fundación Telefónica Classrooms), modern laboratories with computers which have Internet access, desks, printers and blackboards.
Iquitos, 13th September 2011.- Fundación Telefónica will benefit the children from “Reverendo Padre Diego Natal Juan” and “Héroes de Güeppi” national schools, with the delivery of Aulas Fundación Telefónica, IT laboratories which have modern computers, Internet access, desks, printers and blackboards.
For its equipment the electric wiring and an earth point was installed and the infrastructure and security was also improved, always in coordination and with the support of the parents of those from said schools.
At the same time, with help from the Ministry of Education, the teachers from the schools were trained in the educational use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In addition, virtual assessment and training will be organised for all the teachers through the Educared website (www.educared.org).
With these IT laboratories and the teacher training, improvement in the educational quality in schools is sought, as well as the promotion of the use of new technologies in the classroom, thus promoting digital inclusion of children and adolescents.
Fundación Telefónica now has 42 IT classrooms in 17 regions in the country: Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Callao, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Moquegua, Piura and Puno.
This donation is part of Fundación Telefónica’s Proniño Programme, which enables reincorporation of working children and adolescents with limited economic resources at the school. In Iquitos, 70% of school children from poor areas work (according to INEI, the Peruvian National Statistics Institute). In addition, in the last few years, the age in which a child starts to work has reduced from 10 years old to 5 (according to Capital Humano y Social Alternativo NGO).
Fundación Telefónica carries out a complete intervention with the aim of improving the family, educational and social environment of the child. The Proniño programme includes the supply of educational equipment and uniforms for the whole year; tutoring activities; health care for pupils; training for teachers; workshops to raise awareness among parents; improved education infrastructure; and the use of technology tools in the classroom.