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Agroamerica launches the project “Learning with Computers” to benefit children in rural communities in Guatemala

Agroamerica launches the project “Learning with Computers” to benefit children in rural communities in Guatemala

Guatemala, May, 2011. Agroamérica, together with the Ministry of Education, Microsoft, and the Sergio Paiz Foundation (FUNSEPA) an NGO that contributes to social and economic development projects in Guatemala, has created the first computer lab for a school located in rural Guatemala. This lab will benefit the 221 children who attend the San Francisco Madre Vieja School located in Tiquisate, Escuintla. This community has a total population of 654 people, half of which are under the age of 15.

With this computer lab, Agroamérica opened up a new world of communication to students and the entire community because the laboratory will also be available in the evenings as an Internet cafe. The Internet café concept will generate an income that can be used to make the lab self-sustaining and pay for the maintenance of the equipment. The community will be able to use the Internet to communicate with relatives living outside of Guatemala.

The computers are installed with programs that address the content of Guatemala’s Basic National Curriculum, and Agroamérica is working with FUNSEPA to provide technical training for the school teachers and the community leaders.

Agroamérica was awarded the “Contribution to the Rural Community” presented annually by the Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in the Education category.

Gustavo Bolaños, president of the plantation division of Agroamérica, stated: Through our CSR programs, we support several schools. This current project will be especially successful because the children have not yet had the opportunity to operate a computer, and technology plays an important role in the world today.

Agroamérica is a company that cares for its employees and the communities that surround its operations. We are especially dedicated to the children of our employees and believe it is essential to provide them with a solid education. For this reason we are collaborating with other organizations also dedicated to this cause.

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Agroamerica opens a rural school for children of the company´s employees

Agroamerica opens a rural school for children of the company´s employees

Agroamerica opened the school called “Mixed Rural Private School Fernando Bolaños,” in the Chiquirines village, Caballo Blanco, Rethaluleu, which is directed to the children of Agroamerica´s employees who live in rural villages located near the farm. The school has preschool and primary.

To carry out this project, Agroamerica signed an agreement with Funcafé – Foundation of Coffee for Rural Development, to administrate the school and coordinate the technical issues due to their experience in running schools within the country.

We pretend to give the children a higher education level and the opportunity to contribute with the development of their communities. We believe and know that education is the best route to development?, commented Gustavo Bolaños, CEO of Agroamerica.

Rudy Vasquez Oxlaj, the Secretary and Chairman of the Rural Comunity Council (COCODE) of Chiquirines, said: For me it is a very good project because this school will help the community since children will have a more personalized education and teachers will receive training.

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