A computer lab for digital storytelling in Campeche, Mexico [closed]

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Storytelling in Campeche

Providing disadvantaged children and young people with access to technology can be an effective key for development. Working with a local education center in Campeche, Mexico, seed engaged in setting up a multimedia computer lab and in training teachers and educators for achieving a purposeful integration of ICT in their practice through a digital storytelling workshop.

Context
The Centro Educativo y Formativo Edimar (CEFE) is located in a difficult suburb of Campeche, the capital city of the State of Campeche in the Yucatan Peninsula. About 20 educators and teachers work there offering after-school and family programs for about 80 families, and outreach to some rural communities as well.

Project Lifetime
May-December 2010

Objectives
This project aimed at enhancing the educational offer of CEFE by (a) providing an ICT infrastructure, including an internet-connected computer lab with 8 computers, and (b) training educators and teachers to implement purposeful integration of ICT in their practice.

Activities
The project included 4 main phases: designing the computer lab through a collaboration of the local technical staff and of seed staff; installing the computer lab (first mission of seed staff to Campeche); running a 4-day workshop in digital storytelling for 8 CEFE educators and teachers, including the implementation of a digital storytelling workshop with 12 children (second mission of seed staff to Campeche); and supporting follow-up, in particular the implementation of a second digital storytelling run by CEFE educators and teachers for Christmas.

Results
The computer lab at CEFE is still running and used within CEFE’s educational activities. Indeed, it represents a selling point for the center. CEFE staff used digital storytelling on other activities, and collaboration with seed continued with new projects.

Partners
Centro Educativo y Formativo Edimar, Campeche, Mexico.

Financing
This project was co-funded by the private company Viaggiare.it as part of their social responsibility actions, and by Fondazione Margherita, Lugano.

Budget
14’000 CHF

Links
Follow the storytelling creations from the project on the blog

Report
Relazione Computer Lab Campeche 2010