Entreculturas signs collaboration agreements with Barceló and Sun Microsystems
Since its launching in September 2004, the "Donate your Mobile" campaign has proved efficient both in social and environment awareness as well as in fund raising. At the end of 2006 almost 118.000 mobiles were collected. Their recycling and re use produced more than 336.000 Euros, directed to finance development projects in the less favoured countries of the South.
On the other hand, Entreculturas also reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems by which this firm will donate 40 stations (high potency computers) to be used in the Info Technologies for Classrooms Project in Latin America, carried out by EC in 16 countries. Conscious of the importance of technologies in education and development, EC is very grateful this firm's commitment with whom we are also working on joint project financing with employees and their participation in volunteer sessions.
Info Technologies for Classrooms in Latin America
The lack of material in the classroom, the loneliness of the teacher, the poorness of the education methods and the limited economic development, make the equipment of classrooms with info technology an urgent need in order to diminish the current breach between North and South.
The goals of this project are to provide info technology for 80 classrooms in several education centres in 16 Latin American countries, (Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala). A school portal has been set up to help training of students and teachers and to exchange experiences and an on line training proposal to improve the teacher's scarce training.