CHOICE Humanitarian is excited to partner with The Joyineering Fund to provide remote villages access to technology. This June, CHOICE and The Joyineering Fund had a special expedition scheduled to take Dell computers and Goal Zero solar panels to villages in Bolivia to establish technology centers so that remote communities could be connected to the rest of the world and have the ability to further their learning. The technology centers would be built in two different communities, one of which being El Tigre.
For the expedition to set up the solar panels and computers and train the community how to properly use the equipment, the community would need to construct a building for the center. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, roads were being closed off and people were not allowed in and out of remote communities in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus as much as possible. Just before the roads were shut down, CHOICE Bolivia staff member, Julio, realized that the community of El Tigre could use some extra encouragement. Knowing that he would likely not be able to leave the community once he was there, he went anyway, determined to assist the community as much as possible.
Being closed off from the risk of COVID-19, the community has rallied together and has nearly completed the building for the technology center. When travel is allowed, the community will be ready and eager to receive the new technology!
While so much has changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19, communities are still resilient and able to accomplish incredible feats when they come together!