The historic commitment to education is one of the priority actions for the government of President Nayib Bukele. Proof of this is that, for the first time in the country’s history, computers and tablets are being delivered to 100% of the students in the public education sector.
“We are giving Lenovo tablets to 100% of children in grades 1-3. And we are about to finish delivering laptops to 100% of students from fourth grade to high school. We are going to break the digital divide,” President Nayib Bukele posted on Twitter.
Through the Links with Education program, the government distributes the equipment, which has access to educational platforms, training programs, and technological features that complement the virtual learning process.
The computers have Windows 10 with a license for five years, Google Classroom, Microsoft Office 365, and the Platzi online platform to certify in English and have security software installed with satellite location 24 hours a day.
The tablets include educational software and 15 educational applications that can be used even without internet access. Some of the applications are Visual Kids, Piano Kids, Puzzles, José Learns, Picto TEA, Learn Emotions, IXL Mathematics, Viva Read Digital Stories, ABC Tree, and Medita Kids.
In addition, each tablet has access to the early childhood website, where Salvadoran educational resources such as La Casa de Lula, Aventuras por el Mundo, and the Tree of Life collection are found.
The government of President Bukele has increased the education budget to 5.1% of GDP, the highest in the last 20 years.