Combating Peru’s Educational Crisis
Problem Statement: According to the World Economic Forum, Peru ranks in the bottom 10% in the quality of primary education. The district of Ventanilla, where Kantaya works, is one of the most impoverished districts surrounding Lima, with a 30% poverty rate. Only 1 in 3 children finish secondary school and less than 2% have access to higher education.
Asociación Kantaya Solution: Kantaya is committed to improving access to quality education through its flagship after-school program to complement the public schools that provide free education programs for children of ages 5-12. Kantaya provides a quality curriculum, focused on literacy, numeracy, technology skills, soft skills, and opportunities for students to learn from visits to universities, businesses, and museums.
Kantaya & Team4Tech Partnership Goals: Kantaya is partnering with Team4Tech to build organizational capacity in using technology to facilitate its education programs and improve its operations. As Kantaya grows as an organization and expands its reach of programs offered and students they can reach, the need for a more professional approach to technology use becomes imperative. Team4Tech will assist Kantaya in developing a digital strategy to meet their needs and in creating the systems and processes that will support the organization’s growth.