Repurposing: mobile cinema turned into learning centre in Mexico
Cine transformer, a mobile cinema service in Mexico, is being used by the Mexican Government to bring digital literacy to remote areas with little access to technology as part of the program called “Plaza del conocimiento, un proyecto de inclusión digital” (Knowledge square: a project for digital inclusion). The project will receive an investment of 2.5 million Mexican pesos from different stakeholders (Microsoft, Intel, IUSA, Cisco, Elara and the national government).
Cine Transformer will travel for the next month within the municipality of Oaxaca de Juárez bringing Microsoft designed digital literacy courses to hundreds of local children. The learning room can host up to 91 people at a time and they will all have access to ICTs equipment and teachers to guide them through the learning process. The program not only aims to deliver formal education for children at school age and to train teachers but also to introduce everyday technology habits to adults.