Backus Participates in the Alianza PERÚEDUCA Sponsored by the Ministry of Education
5 December 2012
- Alianza will promote the use of technology for education.
- It is expected to reach more than 20 million people by 2016
November 30th, 2012 - With the purpose of supporting and strengthening the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in public education, Backus and 7 other private companies that share this vision with the Ministry of Education have formed the Alianza PerúEduca to promote the improvement of Peruvian education.
Prestigious private institutions such as Backus, Intel, Microsoft, Fundación OLPC, Fundación Telefónica, Cisco, IBM and the Asociación Empresarios por la Educación will support the nationwide development of PerúEduca, a digital system for learning.
PerúEduca is a platform that aims to generate management areas of knowledge, collaborative work and exchange of experiences. Also, it allows constant communication between teachers, students and the educational community as a whole through several services and functionalities: videoconferences, forums, blogs, mail, a marking system, virtual classrooms, training, latest activities, wall, professional development, success stories and contact director.
PerúEduca allows teachers, principals, students and parents to access tools, services and personalised educational resources according to their profile and information needs. It is expected that by 2016 at least 20 million users will be helped by this system.
The launch of this program was carried out by Patricia Salas, Minister of Education, and representatives of the companies that are part of Alianza PeruEduca.
Mrs. Malena Morales, Executive Director of Backus Foundation, said, “For many years our company has maintained a real commitment to education in Peru through Virtual School Backus. That is why we’ve now joined this initiative that wants to strengthen the use of information and communication technologies among students and teachers.”
ALIANZA PERÚEDUCA is a collaborative work model among leading institutions in the use of technology for education. It’s also an example of a public-private alliance that will act as an advisory board in regular meetings, and as a coordinator of initiatives and projects of Technology and Education in Peru.
Nowadays, 8 institutions make up this Alianza, however, the Ministry of Education has started to identify other potential allies in both the private and the public sector.
The Union of Peruvian Breweries and Johnston is the brewing industry leader in Peru, with 5 decentralised production plants in Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Motupe and Pucallpa. It has a well segmented portfolio of national and international brands, which satisfy consumers in more than 142,000 selling points throughout the country. During 2011, Backus registered net sales of S/. 3,005.5 million, contributed S/. 2,224 million to the Treasury and gave direct jobs to more than 7,000 people and indirect to more than 220,000 people.
Backus has a focus on sustainable development, with the goal of generating shared value with the people that are part of its value chain and the communities in which it operates. That is why all its initiatives and projects are designed to generate social inclusion and strategic alliances to favour the efforts and achieve a greater impact in economic, social and environmental terms for the society as a whole.
This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 30th November 2012.