Guarne, Colombia

In 2019 we traveled to Guarne Colombia to the Monseñor Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo school.

After running a Facebook acquisition campaign targeting teachers at deserving schools across the world, we chose to sponsor a special elementary school in Guarne Colombia -- Monseñor Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo.  Along with a sister school, they support roughly 250 students.

With the dedicated support of the Secretary of Education & Culture, the Mayor, the teachers, and the wonderful local community we successfully set up a secure network with high-speed Internet access, SMARTBoards in every classroom, a printing center, and laptops for the students & teachers.  We also secured Google as a sponsor, donating the use of the Google Education platform.

Project Photos/ Videos

Joe with the head of the school, and a maintenance guy. 

Classroom destroyed by Hurricane Maria

Making a plan to install the donated technology.

Installing a new SMARTboard into a classroom. 

Setting up new desktop iMacs.

Installing a new SMARTboard into a classroom. 

Installing a new SMARTboard into a classroom. 

Students at Arts and Beyond Learning Center.

New iMac computers for classroom.

Setting up new desktop iMacs.

Video of Project Overview.

Showing the students the new iMacs.

Touring a classroom destroyed by Hurricane Maria

Connecting new laptop to new SMARTboards. 

Attaching brackets to SMARTboard to go on wall. 

Showing the students the new iMacs.

Touring a classroom destroyed by Hurricane Maria

Showing the students the new iMacs.

Unboxing donated technology. 

Installing a new SMARTboard into a classroom. 

Setting up new desktop iMacs.

Students playing with the new SMARTboards.

Installing another new SMARTboard into a different classroom. 

Classroom destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

New Printing Center.

Attaching brackets to SMARTboard to go on wall. 

Unboxing donated technology. 

Students at Arts and Beyond Learning Center.

Arts and Beyond Learning Center Classroom

Unboxing donated technology. 

Students at Arts and Beyond Learning Center.

Installing new high speed internet access. 

Students at Arts and Beyond Learning Center.

Students at Arts and Beyond Learning Center.