Peru provides 30,000 teachers with laptops

Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz

Over 30,000 teachers in Peru will have the opportunity to purchase a laptop through the "21st Century Teacher: One laptop per teacher" program.

The program, which is in its second stage, has been organized and is being headed by the country’s ministry of education to contribute to teacher’s personal and professional development, said government representatives.

This second stage of the program was launched in Arequipa by Manuel Cok Aparcana, head of the ministry’s informatics office.

Cok explained that 8,000 teachers in Peru’s "White City" would have a chance to purchase a laptop through the program.

While 2,681 teachers in Arequipa benefited from the program during its first stage, a total of 28,000 teachers nationwide received government bonds for the purchase of a laptop.

Aside from being provided a $150 government bond, which can only be used for the purchase of a laptop, teachers are granted a loan by Banco de la Nación.

Teachers interested in taking part in the program can get information at their local UGEL (Unidades de Gestión Local).