This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers

August 6, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Taylor started a computer class with new computers given by the Ministry of Public Education.

Taylor teaches basic computer literacy while incorporating important life skills like self-esteem, critical thinking, and decision-making to help prevent cyberbullying and promote safe online habits.

With cell phone use on the rise, many volunteers focus on computer classes to try to introduce the youth to a more useful type of computing. These classes improve the information technology skill sets of their students, preparing them for future jobs and potential future studies at universities or technical schools.


The Peace Corps photo series in The Tico Times Costa Rica Changemakers section is sponsored by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA), a proud financial supporter of Peace Corps Volunteer projects nationwide. Learn more here. To donate to support the Peace Corps Costa Rica, visit the official donation page.  Volunteers’ last names and community names are withheld from these publications, per Peace Corps policy.

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