The Venezuelan Foundation INFOCENTROS was awarded the UNESCO King Hamad in Isa Al-Khalifa Prize in recognition of its work providing everyone with access to information and communication technologies to traditionally excluded sectors.
INFOCENTROS president NANCY ZAMBRANO, who was very pleased with the prize received, said it is recognition of the Foundation’s educational quality in technological matters, which has allowed more than one million people to become acquainted with information technologies.
“This prize is a recognition to the educational quality in technological matters we provide to our people. Especially, it is a recognition to the training process in the use of technologies for older adults.”
She said the prize awarded by UNESCO to INFOCENTROS shows the success of state-run policies to give access to new technologies to poor people; such as the national program of technological literacy (PNAT), which has trained 1.096 million people nationwide.
Thanks to the policies to give everyone access to education, in 2010 there were a total of 10,971,345 visits to INFOCENTROS nationwide.
This completely disproves the campaign launched by the counterrevolution about an alleged restriction over the Internet imposed by the National Government.
Zahl der Internetnutzer stark gestiegen
Die Zahl der Internetnutzer ist in VENEZUELA stark angestiegen.
Wie die Nationale Behörde für Telekommunikation (CONATEL) mitteilte, lag der Zuwachs 2010 um 43 Prozent höher als im Vorjahreszeitraum.
Dem Bericht zufolge existieren in VENEZUELA 2,4 Millionen Internetanschlüsse, die von 9,7 Millionen Personen genutzt werden.
Dies entspricht bei einer Bevölkerung von 29 Millionen Menschen einer Abdeckung von 24 Prozent.
Neben den Privatanschlüssen nehmen mit den INFOCENTROS auch die öffentlichen und kostenlosen Netzzugänge deutlich zu.