Bolivian Education Partner Wins Social Entrepreneurship Award
Jun 27 2012, Bolivia [BO], Education
The Bolivian Educational Organisation EDUCATIC has been voted the organisation 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 organisation’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.