In the District of Cajamarca, Peru, a research team installed 20 networked computers with internet access in a local school serving 150 students at the secondary level – to promote behavior change at home by connecting children with technology and information.
Even though information is critical for the well-being of the rural poor, many across the globe from Latin America, Africa and Asia don’t even have access to mobile phones or the money to cover the cost of using a mobile. Additionally, poor households often lack capability to use technology. Maximo Torero discusses how his research team bridged this gap by building capabilities – of children who promoted behavior changes in the households.
“The main goal of this program is to try to find policy solutions that will target and directly affect kids to improve their wellbeing,” said Torero.
Connectivity, Content and Kids
This video originally appeared on International Fund for Agricultural Development, June 3, 2015.
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