The Challenge

Three years ago, the principal of all the La Salle School branches was mandated to install an Ubuntu-based operating system on every digital lab of the school around the country, after one of the schools received a Windows audit and failed. "Initially the teachers and students were hesitant to adopt the new operating system. But our educators for the digital labs have been able to teach and guide everyone through the Linux systems and its applications, and now everyone manages the computers without any problem," said Jimena Ocaña, primary teacher and network administrator at La Salle Latacunga School.

This meant that the students and teachers at La Salle Latacunga School were already working on Linux. The digital lab, however, was outdated and needed new equipment since some of the hardware was either missing or malfunctioning.