Our mission is to advance Bolivia through integrating technology and education
Adelante Bolivia was founded to help bridge the technological gap, and specifically to address the lack of basic technology in Bolivia’s education system. Through our educational programs we are expanding computer literacy among the disadvantaged and indigenous communities in Bolivia.
We see our organization as a small, but vital part of a broader vision to bring about social and economic progress in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America and one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In particular we see this progress through the lens of education. We firmly believe that a quality education is the catalyst to bring about sustainable and equitable economic progress, and the process begins by improving educational outcomes among the neediest communities in Bolivia.
Technology continues to rapidly change and shape our modern world, and a quality education today must reflect our changing environment. As a result, the way we educate our societies, whether in primary schools, universities, or continuing education programs for adults and professionals, must adapt to apply and integrate technology in some form. This has created a new global model for education, one that many countries and communities across the globe have embraced.
However, in low-income developing countries like Bolivia, access to computers and technology remains extremely limited. Among Bolivia’s disadvantaged and poor indigenous populations, access to basic technology remains nonexistent. As a result, the digital divide between Bolivia and the rest of Latin America and the world continues to grow at an alarming pace. This technological gap directly correlates to gaps in education and consequentially, social and economic outcomes. Adelante Bolivia was founded to help bridge the technological gap, and specifically to address the lack of basic technology in Bolivia’s education system.