Mintic delivers sim cards with free internet to schools in the Atlantic

A group of students eleven and tenth grade students from different official educational institutions, and entrepreneurial mothers from strata 1 and 2 of Barranquilla, were the first to receive sim cards with voice and free internet from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (TIC).

As part of the program Navegatic, which seeks to bring voice and internet service to more than 340 thousand students from official schools in Colombia, public universities and the Sena, the ICT Minister, Karen Abudinen, began the delivery of simcards nationwide at the World Educational Institution Bolivariano, in the Las Malvinas neighborhood, and in some homes in the sector.

At the event, she was accompanied by the mayor Jaime Pumarejo and the secretaries of Education of the District, Bibiana Rincón, and of the Department, Catalina Ucrós.

During the delivery of the envelopes with the simcards, the minister stated that “we are meaningfully connecting the country; we are working to achieve that 70% of Colombia connected and to give opportunities to young people and especially to university students ”.

The official explained that we chose Barranquilla and to the Atlantic as the launch stage of the program because we know the need and the will of young people. “They have many dreams and we want those dreams to come true through these simcards.”


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