Regions: Africa   Asia   Latin America

Name of Organization: Proceso, Servicios Educativos

Country: Bolivia

Project Title: "Desarrollo de una Propuesta Curricular Alternativa para Niñas(as) Trabajadores (NATs), a traves de la Aplicación de TICs" ("Developing an Alternative Curriculum for Child Laborers through ICT Application")

Project Timeframe: 6 months (Starting June 1, 2005)

Location of Project: Santa Cruz

Budget Amount: $10,000

NGO contact and website:
Casilla de Correo Nº 640
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Phone: +591 3 3460862

Project's Primary Objective: Strengthen formal and transitional education systems that encourage working children and those at risk of working to attend school.

Description of Organization: PROCESO Education Services was founded in November 1988 with a teacher training program that later became the Popular Educators School. The NGO developed with small local projects, and worked with a variety of different social groups. They soon focused their expertise their experience to areas such as Social and Technical Capacity-Building of Juvenile Leaders, Bilingual Intercultural Literacy Processes, Gender and Development, Education for Democracy, etc.

Description of Project funded by CIRCLE: The project will create an alternative education center that offers children and hard-working adolescents the opportunity to continue their primary studies. The classes will have a modern curriculum, and the teaching methodology will include specially developed digital interactive programs. Schedules will accommodate the needs of at-risk children. This project is centered on the CIRCLE program objective to strengthen formal, informal and transitory educational systems to stimulate the school assistance of child laborers and of those at-risk of becoming economically active. It intends to offer an alternative education plan with a quality curriculum developed through information and communication technologies that not only guarantee the assistance and continuity of elementary school with quality, but will also assist youth to acquire better skills for their participation in the future labor market.

Project Targets (Common Indicators):
Enrollment: 100 children
Persistence: 75%
Transition: 75%
Completion: 75%