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Fundación Banco Macro and Fundación Educando launch a new edition of the “Computing Education” Program

Fundación Banco Macro and Fundación Educando launch a new edition of the "Computing Education" Program

San Pedro, Jujuy, July 15, 2015. Fundación Banco Macro and Fundación Educando announce the launching of a new edition of the "Computing Education" program ("Educando en Informática") in the district of San Pedro, Province of Jujuy. The presentation ceremony shall be held on Thursday July 16 at 11:00 am at the school Colegio Jesús Maestro, with the attendance of the authorities of both foundations.

In the frame of this program 30 workshops shall be held, free of charge, at the following venues: school Jesús Maestro de San Pedro, church Capilla Nuestra Señora del Rosario del Río Blanco in the neighborhood of La Merced and school Bachillerato provincial N° 11 Monseñor Sixto Villoldo. The workshops shall be held in two stages of one month and a half each at a mobile unit equipped with 20 notebooks donated by Banco Macro.

Those interested in registering in the program may enroll until July 24 at Colegio Jesús Maestro, located at Sarmiento 68, Monday through Friday from 08:00 am to 7:00 pm.

From 2013 both foundations promote the incorporation of new technologies, computer and ATM literacy for senior citizens in the Province of Jujuy. Workshops have provided training to more than 4,000 individuals.

"At the age of 56 I went from not even knowing how to turn on a computer to reading the newspaper in the Internet every day. It is a great opportunity provided by Fundación Educando and Banco Macro in the Province of Jujuy and a great benefit for senior citizens. I wish to keep on learning", said Timoteo Mamaní, who participated in the latest edition of the program.

The "Computing Education" ("Educando en Informática") project is conducted as a consequence of the excellent results obtained by the "Mobile Classroom" ("Aula Móvil") project conducted in 2013 and the training workshops held at the school Jesús Maestro in 2014.

In this edition, Banco Macro has incorporated a new module on financial education, based on the new portal, the first personal and family financial education web portal in Argentina that provides an integral education base on personal finance and banking.

Banco Macro promotes this training program in the frame of its corporate responsibility policy. This program intends to foster technology as a tool of development, inclusion and improvement of life quality of individuals and communities in the areas where Banco Macro is present.

Fundación Educando

Fundación Educando is a non-profit organization currently active in 19 provinces in Argentina, with 140 branches, that has been involved for more than 16 years in the field of non formal education, fostering programs and training to those who need it the most. It has already trained 63,000 adults. By means of its programs Fundación Educando provides development and personal growth opportunities to favor social inclusion and job opportunities of young people and adults, by training programs in new technologies, languages, trades arts, sports, health and crafts.

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Fundación Banco Macro

Fundación Banco Macro fosters growth in the regions and the enhancement of culture. It works in the promotion of the values of solidarity, fairness and equity in Argentina. In the frame of its program "Saber para Ser" (Knowledge to Be), related to the field of Education, Fundación Banco Macro’s goal is to promote banking and digital literacy, trying to foster, through on going education courses, an improvement in the life quality and development of the population.

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