Alfalit in Bolivia has been operating since 1983. For the past 26 years, 388,279 students have participated in our literacy, basic education, preschool and community development programs.
Official Name and Address:
ALFALIT BOLIVIANOExecutive Director: Héctor Gonzalo Fiorilo Francisco Toledo 1180 – Esquina Garcilazo de la Vega, Casilla 1446 Cochabamba, Bolivia Tel: +591 (4) 4246847/ 4244791 Fax: +591 (4) 4244791 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Bolivia, officially Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.
Bolivia is a democratic republic, divided into nine departments. Its geography is varied from the peaks of the Andes in the west, to the eastern lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country, with a medium Human Development Index score, and a poverty level around 60%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and manufacturing goods such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and refined petroleum.
The Bolivian population, estimated at 9 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans and to a lesser extent Asians and Africans. The main language spoken is Spanish, although the Aymara and Quechua languages are also common.
Illiteracy Rate: 14%
A major part of the population, particularly females, are illiterate. Many children belonging to “Indigenous peoples of the Americas” receive less schooling than average. There is currently a project for creating three indigenous universities, since education over the last 200 years has been strongly influenced by the Catholic Church.