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An Internet Center was the very first project for Grupo Cajola, when the first two members of the group returned to Cajola in 2005. At that time there were no internet centers, and very little access to computers. Middle school students had to travel a half an hour plus pay their transportation to do their internet-based homework assignments. With the generous technical assistance of Community Enterprise Solutions we opened our internet center in September of 2005. Our internet signal came via satellite, the only option available in Cajola at that time.
Over time, other internet centers have popped up, and many households have computers. Our internet signal is now available through the cell phone network.
We closed the internet center during the pandemic. After the pandemic we decided to focus on the technology competencies of Grupo Cajola itself.
We now have a Coordinator of Techonology and Communications and a Computer Lab. He is responsible for overseeing the technology for all of the projects, including developing computer literacy and competency among all the members. Guatemala's public education does not provide this!.