Bogotá, September 16th, 2016. For the first time, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (MinTIC), through Computadores para Educar, will install solar panels, among other solutions, so that educational institutions not able to be beneficiaries of the program due to lack of power or public order problems, are now connected.
The intervention will be carried out between October and December of this year in 310 schools located in rural areas historically affected by the armed conflict and which are part of the municipalities prioritized for the implementation of the peace agreements.
The plan includes the design, implementation, commissioning and operation of photovoltaic solutions (solar panels, battery module, controller, inverter and power grid) and the first beneficiary departments are Amazonas, Cesar, Chocó, Guanía, La Guajira, Magdalena, Vaupés, Vichada, Putumayo, and Nariño.
The venues will be equipped with infrastructure and will be the beneficiaries of more than 3,000 state-of-the-art equipment with pre-installed digital educational contents, anti-virus software, teacher training through the ICT Certification Course and training for parents.
The communities in these rural areas are classified as vulnerable, identified as poor and extremenly poor, and in many cases, have been victims of violence in the past.