The computer labs are rotated between different communites throughout the region of Cochabamba for a period of three to five months. Adelante Bolivia partners with a variety of local Bolivian non-profit organizations, civil and communal associations, and schools to to temporarily house computer labs within their respective facilities. The labs are open to students of all ages and are each equipped with seven laptop computers as well as well as complimentary educational materials and are staffed by a computer instructor. The labs provide basic to intermediate computer classes aimed at improving keyboarding skills, and capabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office. In addition, we offer educational software to our younger lab participants to reinforce core subjects like math, reading, and science as well teaching them basic computer programing skills where they learn to create their own computer games.
We see these mobile labs as a way to expand our services but also as a way to support local Bolivian organizations doing good work and the vulnerable populations they serve. Check out our Partner Organizations Page for more information on the organizations we work with.