The initiative will benefit students and teachers from Áncash, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Puno, Piura and San Martín.E.
Education is the most powerful tool for reducing inequality and building the foundations for sustainable growth at a global level.
This comprehensive educational project is comprised of three central axes: training and mentoring teachers, providing schools with technology and using the web platform’s educational content. The project seeks to improve primary school children’s learning in maths, science, communication and life skills by taking advantage of technology. In addition, it empowers teachers to apply innovative teaching methodologies. This education and training project aims to benefit ten million children in Latin America, Africa and Asia over the next five years.
This year, the ProFuturo project will benefit more than 133,000 students and 4,000 teachers in 480 schools in Áncash, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Puno, Piura and San Martín.
In Cusco, 26,900 children and 900 teachers from 81 schools in 13 provinces will benefit from the project, and an alliance will be formed with the Regional Directorate of Education of Cusco, the Red Rural de Fe y Alegría (Rural Network of Faith and Joy), and the General Directorate of Alternative Basic Education, Inter-cultural Bilingual Education and Educational Services in the Rural Environment of the Ministry of Education.
The project was officially launched at the I.E. 50581 school in Chincheros with Elizabeth Galdo, director of the Fundación Telefónica, in attendance, along with the Regional Director of Education for Cusco, Elías Melendrez, and the director of the Red Rural de Fe y Alegría of Cusco, Eddy Fernández.