Pop-Up School for Colombian kids Displaced from Venezuela



The president of Venezuela ordered to close the borders of this country. This has caused a humanitarian conflict, as thousands of Colombians evicted away from Venezuela are entering Colombia with no financial security or jobs, and lacking education.

According to the UN, this situation affects approximately 20,000 Colombians: 1,532 were deported, while 18,377 left the country for fear of being expelled.

Among the deportees, thousands of kids are currently missing school. For this reason, the Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), together with Virtual Educa , some Colombian authorities, and several other firms, has launched an educational initiative to build a “Pop-Up” school that will meet the needs of 1,000 kids hit by this situation.

In only 24 hours, the firm JP-IK built a school in the 21479931212_2ceb81a476_o-2Agricultural Institute of Juan Frío that will allow classes to be given in a sheltered place. The school is equipped with laptops and a virtual screen. Also, the school and its educational resources will be made available for public use, mainly the community living in Villa del Rosario, North Santander.

Science Bits has provided science learning content, and Operación Éxito has given away licenses and provided training to 11 teachers and 9 students that will be responsible to the school.

To read the OAE’s press release, please visit:

http://www.oas.org/es/centro_noticias/comunicado_prensa.asp?sCodigo=C-236%2F15

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