As technology becomes ever more integral in all levels of education and in every aspect of daily life, children without access to technological education are increasingly disadvantaged. When added to the many economic and social obstacles already present for children from rural indigenous communities in Peru, the lack of access to technology is detrimental to their educational and future professional prospects. This is why Alma has started a new computer project in the community of Lacco.
Lacco is a rural community in Cusco district where, in 2017, parents asked us to implement our computer training program.
As with our other computer programs, the classes here have the goal of developing computer skills, reinforcing reading comprehension and encouraging mathematical reasoning. We are using the same methodologies as in our biblioteca projects to promote critical thinking, creativity and social/personal and environmental values by using fun, culturally relevant activities to illuminate concepts behind the content. You can learn more about the Lacco Computer Project here.