[OSGeo-Discuss] Providing GeoEducation opportunities to South America

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Oct 19 12:57:23 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

Inspite of all the geotechnology developments, students and academics in poor countries and regions were left out for many decades. This is now changing fast , thanks to the great work done by our GeoForAll Academic colleagues globally.

Next week at FOSS4G-Argentina 2017 [1] will help bring together many of our key colleagues to discuss and implement ideas to make sure all students in South America will also have  opportunities for geoeducation. Prof Maria Brovelli (Chair of GeoForAll Europe and co-chair of UN GGIM Academic Network) will chair a special session bringing together our academic colleagues in the region to expand geoeducation opportunities for all students in South America for the future.

I want to congratulate to Sergio and  all our colleagues in Uruguay on the excellent Nation-wide contest for public High School' groups (belonging to Plan Ceibal) that is just successfully done. Many congratulations all the teachers and students who took part in the National level competition.


Through their focus on Open Principles in Education they have now provided high quality spatial technologies education to students in all schools across Uruguay . Thanks to the Plan Ceibal they also have free laptops for all Primary and Secondary students in the country so they truly have the opportunity to reach every student no matter they are rich or poor with high quality teaching and learning tools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo     (Video with English translation)

Please support Open Principles in GeoEducation, so everyone can benefit. Ideas that  starts from nothing are very powerful and keeps expanding exponentially . The bigger aim is to also to advance STEM education across the world and bring together schools, teachers and students across the world in joint projects and help building international understanding and global peace.

We look forward to you joining us.

Best wishes,


[1] http://www.foss4g-ar.org

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