Our new literacy project for the elderly in Cajamarca

Recently we launched a new project in digital functional literacy for the elderly in Jesus, Cajamarca, Peru. The initiative was created together with Pension65, the Municipality of Jesus and the University Privada del Norte.

32 users from the National Solidarity Assistant Program will have the opportunity to learn to read and write with the app Focus. Cajamarca is one of the regions in Peru with highest levels of illiteracy. It is estimated that 48.2% or 56,321 adults over the age of 65, lack basic knowledge in reading, writing and counting (Source: INEI 2017).

The app Focus is unique in its kind and teaches people without basic literacy knowledge to read, write and count without the need for support from teachers or tutors.