Short Description: This pilot activity seeks to impact the Guatemalan Ministry of Education's plan for use of ICTs in education. It expects to help the newly appointed Ministry design strategies to scale up and build on the work begun by Enlace Quiché under LearnLink and dot-EDU.
Phase/Type of Activity: Pilot Status: Completed
Start date: January 01, 2004 End Date: January 31, 2005
Contact Andrew Lieberman , Chief of Party-Enlace Quiche Enlace Quiche , Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel:
Full Description: This pilot activity seeks to impact the Guatemalan Ministry of Education's plan for use of ICTs in education. It expects to help the newly appointed Ministry design strategies to scale up and build on the work begun by Enlace Quiché under LearnLink and dot-EDU.
USAID/G-CAP will be involved in the local effort to find ways to incorporate the results into USAID's CAM strategy. Another goal of the project is to position the newly legalized Enlace Quiché NGO as an important and trusted resource for the Ministry.
Update 1: (as of June 2004) The project director, Andy Lieberman, has undertaken significant steps toward informing the new ministry of past project and NGO successes regarding IT and education. With time, the new NGO is gaining greater currency with donors as well as local and national education officials.
Update 2: (as of September 2004) In this quarter, Enlace Quiché director Andy Lieberman was nominated for a Tech Museum Award based on his work with Enlace Quiché. His work to successfully transform Enlace Quiché into a viable and influential NGO for technology, education, and cultural and linguistic preservation and support continues. AED and Mr. Lieberman signed a sub-contract extension to allow more activities to take place and more milestones to be achieved before the final case study is developed.
Enlace Quiché: Using ICT Tools to Support Intercultural Bilingual Education This report describes the context, actions, and impact of Phase II of the Enlace Quiché project. This cooperative agreement was carried out from June 2002 through February 2003 under the dot-EDU leader award as a follow-on to the original Enlace activity begun in 2000 under LearnLink. The report shows how the lessons learned under LearnLink were applied to the new phase to create more impact in less time and with much better cost-benefit. It also describes the transition being made from a project wholly support by USAID to an independent NGO that will continue to build on the work begun in this activity.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.