• Cielo Vista

Kids learning program gets $40,000 boost from Hewlett-Packard

July 20, 2011

A program to create learning environments for children through the use of robotics and other digital technologies drew a $40,000 donation this week from U.S. commercial PC and printer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard. HP will donate cash and equipment to the “Educational Robotics and Learning by Design” program, created by the Costa Rica-based Omar Dengo Foundation.

The foundation partnered with Funda Vida, an organization that fights poverty, to create a robotics and digital technology program to support the development of children growing up in marginalized zones of high-risk urban areas.

Since 2006, the Omar Dengo Foundation and Funda Vida have worked together to develop robotics as an educational discipline at the interative centers of Funda Vida to promote cognitive abilites and competitive technology among young children and teens.

In two years, the project is expected to have at least 300 benefiting students, train four teachers in educational robotics and have three interactive centers for developing programs in educational robotics.

HP is one of Costa Rica’s biggest employers in the services sector, with more than 6,000 employees who work in printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica announces provisional 40-man roster for Gold Cup
Keylor Navas
4 views
Keylor Navas
4 views

Costa Rica announces provisional 40-man roster for Gold Cup

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday announced the 40-man provisional roster that will serve as the basis for its 2019 Gold Cup…

Costa Rica allocates $3.35 million for port infrastructure in Limón
Costa Rica
13 views
Costa Rica
13 views

Costa Rica allocates $3.35 million for port infrastructure in Limón

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

The Atlantic Port Authority (JAPDEVA) will manage more than $3.35 million as it explores four projects to support the economy…

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist
News
64 views
News
64 views

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

By some estimates, Huawei smartphones are the most popular brand in Costa Rica. But the hundreds of thousands of Costa…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!