Ana Lía González, a “la Caixa” volunteer, talks to us about her days in the ProFuturo Volunteer Service.
Fourteen volunteers from the two ProFuturo promoting companies travelled to Mazamari – a small village located in the Peruvian province of Junín – joining the Aldea del Niño Beato Junípero Serra Educational Institution, in order to carry out different activities aimed at strengthening the digital skills of the teachers, and boys and girls from year one to year three.
Nearly 200 children belonging to the Ashaninkas, Kakintes, andNomatziguengas indigenous communities are housed in the village. In addition, approximately 700 pupils attend the school. It is a broad educational community.
During those two weeks, men and women volunteers worked on two fronts:
With the teachers at the school, introducing them to the Weclass tool. They also helped the teachers to collect information for their classes and their work with the pupils. Their use of the Villaplanet tool and Mathemagical Oracle, was also reinforced. These apps, created by the Fundación Telefónica of Peru, are fun tools that make it possible to reinforce basic subjects such as communication and mathematics.
With the pupils, strengthening their use of technology and also helping them to use Weclass. They also strived to instil in them a permanent motivation and desire to better themselves.