More than 200 people participated in the virtual conference "the challenges of digital education in the Amazon"
More than 200 people participated in the virtual conference "the challenges of digital education in the Amazon"

Continuing with synergy and collaboration activities, PETROPERU –for the benefit of the native communities of the Amazon– carried out on April 23, in a strategic alliance with FABLAB, the conference “Challenges of Digital Education in the Amazon”. This, within the framework of the activities that the Ministry of Education has been implementing in the face of the definitive suspension of face-to-face classes in basic school education, as a result of the health emergency to combat the effects of COVID-19. The aforementioned event had an important reception among teachers and professionals interested in the subject, achieving a registration and participation of more than 200 people, who were able to interact with questions that acquitted the panelists summoned for more than two continuous hours.

The welcome to the discussion was in charge of the Social Management Manager of the state oil company, Beatriz Alva Hart, and had four panelists specialized in the matter, highlighting the participation of the Ministry of Education, which was represented by Nora Delgado Díaz, General Director of Intercultural, Bilingual and Rural Education, while the private sector was attended by Sandro Marcone Flores, Manager of Educational Projects and Director of Digital Culture, Benito Juárez Vélez, Director of the Latin American Network of FABLAB - FAL LAT and María Alejandra Cruz, Innovation Manager of Edulink LATAM.

This important event made visible the deep gaps that exist in the Peruvian Amazon and the great challenges that the State must assume to guarantee the education service for the benefit of the Amazonian populations, in the framework of the health emergency by COVID 19. Likewise, the panelists held a conceptual technical debate that allowed them to conclude with contributions and the commitment of the private sector to make available to the State innovative tools and methodologies that contribute to the effort of the public administration.

Finally, PETROPERU, in the framework of its Social Management Policy, and despite the serious financial impact on the hydrocarbon sector, promised to collaborate with the State and with other private actors, in the development and implementation of actions that contribute to the attention of the native communities located in the surroundings of its operations, mainly those adjacent to the North Peruvian Pipeline.