Educational Canaima

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Ministry of Education, in association with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Key objectives of the measure:

To increase the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), through the incorporation of technology centers that provide educational content aimed at transforming the teaching-learning process within the country’s educational system.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The project is aimed at improving education in a comprehensive fashion, by providing laptops with educational content to teachers and elementary students attending public schools all over the country, and private ones that receive subsidies from the State.

This is one of the cornerstones of a new, inclusive and democratic education model, and it is seen as critical to achieving technological independence, since the applications and the educational content it carries has been exclusively developed through open software by Venezuelan experts, and has been tailored to the interests and needs of its users.  

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

To date, more than four million “Canaimita” laptops have been handed out free of charge to elementary students in public and semi-private schools across the country.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

From 2013 to 2016, the State invested US$ 600 million in this project, using funds from the regular national budget and supplemental appropriations.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts