Presentation of the Omar Dengo Foundation, winner of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova awarded the 2015 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education to the Omar Dengo Foundation’s National Programme of Educational Informatics in Costa Rica and the Open Source Physics project developed by Singapore’s Ministry of Education

Ms Leda Muñoz is the Executive Director of the Omar Dengo Foundation (FOD) and full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Costa Rica.  During her professional career she has concentrated in two main activities: as researcher, trying to understand problems and evaluating solutions to improve the opportunities of development of children and youth in areas such as nutrition, education, health and poverty.  Her second area of experience is the design and implementation of large scales projects in the above mentioned areas.  During the last four years as FOD´s Executive Director, she has being promoting educational interventions that support the development of skills and talents of the younger generations. 

The Omar Dengo Foundation´s main program, the National Educational Informatics Program (PRONIE MEP-FOD), is developed in partnership with Costa Rica´s Minister of Education, and currently benefits more than 550 000 students.  This program is in charge of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating innovated educational models supported by digital technologies, with the objective of promoting the development of 21st century cognitive and social skills, from a social and educational equity perspective.  The program´s goal is to reach 100% of the country´s primary and secondary education students by 2017.

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Friday, January 1, 2016 (All day)
Fundación Omar Dengo (FOD)
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