New computer lab brings opportunity to small town
CCFC supports installation of 10 computers in Paraguay school
By Rosanna Menchaca, communications manager, Paraguay
MAURICIO JOSÉ TROCHE, PARAGUAY — Technology is ushering in new possibilities for more than 200 students from Divino Niño Jesús School in Mauricio José Troche, Paraguay, who now have access to a computer lab installed with the support of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC).
Carlos is excited about the 10 computers improving education at his school. “This experience is important, because it teaches us about new technologies. I learned how to name each part of the computer and to use new programs,” shares the 11-year-old.
Many families can’t afford a computer in Mauricio José Troche, but now students have access to tools that will enhance their academic performance and prepare them for their future. They’re responding well to the new facility. “They are motivated; now students do not miss classes…. A world of possibilities is opened for them now that they have access to technology,” says Eugenio Aguilar Toledo, principal of the Divino Niño Jesús School.
Carlos and his peers are appreciative of Canadian donors who have improved his learning environment through their generous donations. Now there are new computers in an old classroom with a fresh coat of paint, improved electricity and two fans. “[Donors] helped us so much,” affirms the student, thanking those whose support is making a difference in his life.
The lab, which was implemented in alliance with local partner Crecer, is assessable to more than 550 sponsored children and their families in surrounding regions of Itacurubi and Cerro Punta y Cora Guazú.