Mathematics and Language through the use of ICT4D in the Municipality of Uncia, Northern Potosi, Bolivia

At a glance:

Partner:

Vision Mundial (World Vision), Bolivia

When?

July 2017 to April 2019

Where?

Bolivia

Thematic Area?

Education & Learning

ICTs:

Computers, digital learning platforms

Mathematics and Language through the use of ICT4D in the Municipality of Uncia, Northern Potosi, Bolivia

In this project, 90 teachers will be trained to use innovate use of ICTs to teach mathematics and language at primary level in 3 schools. The project will enable 1400 children to access learning platforms and sensitize 15 local authorities (municipal and district education authorities) as they are responsible to manage lifelong learning opportunities for teachers.

Challenges to address

Inadequate training of teachers in the use of ICTs prevent them from integrate it in the curriculum. The Bolivian government is investing in delivering computers to schools, but marginalized areas are not always prioritized. The lack of access to computers, network infrastructure, training and knowledge prevent teachers from using existing platforms and integrating ICTs in their teachings.

Activities

Teachers will be trained to use computers and different platforms, and will hold demonstration sessions in the classroom with students. Teachers will create interactive books and these will be adjusted to the needs of the students, to improve learning outcomes. Project partners will monitor and provide support to teachers during implementation of the tools in the classroom and monitor the number of students that have access to the different platforms.

 

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Teachers

Students

Vision Mundial (World Vision), Bolivia

Vision Mundial has been working in Bolivia since the 1980 and they mainly work in the areas of child integral development and advocacy. VMB has 50 Area Development Programmes and have experience in working to improve quality education, capacity building of students and teacher training.

https://www.visionmundial.org.bo