UNESCO, Uraguay launches guidebook on the use of computer for parents and educators

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UNESCO Office in Uraguay has released a guidebook for parents and educators on
the use of personal computer with the aim to strengthen cooperation and the exchange of
information between schools and families.

The book launched under the The CEIBAL project, implemented in cooperation with United Nations Country Team (UNCT),
UNESCO and several other oragnisations. The project aims to provide 350,000 computers with Internet connection to all primary school pupils in Uruguay by the end of 2009.

Since 2007, when the first phase of the project started, 100,000 notebooks have been distributed and connected to the Internet. Primary schools in rural areas were connected first, the schools in the capital Montevideo were equipped afterwards. Therefore, information literacy in a digital world is as important as reading and writing.

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