DOT-COM Activity: Peru - Early Childhood Development
Short Description: This activity worked to develop a public-private sector partnership with IBM for the use of technology in early childhood development.
Phase/Type of Activity: Pilot Status: Completed
Start date: August 01, 2002 End Date: July 01, 2004
Person(s) to contact
Sonia Arias , Project Director
Education Development Center Email: Tel: 202-572-3700
Full Description: To develop a public-private sector partnership with IBM for the use of technology in early childhood development. This pilot holds great promise for replication in other LAC countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. IBM seeks build a virtual community of educators, and parents who are part of the IBM KidSmart Latin American program using Internet tools to facilitate the communication of experiences and best practices integrating technology into early childhood education.
Last Update: EDC held a design workshop to offer advice and support to the KidSmartPortal Initiative based on EDCs experience with similar initiatives in US andaround the world from August 14-15, 2002 in Lima. This pilot has since been completed.
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.