What is Plan Ceibal

Plan Ceibal was created in 2007 as a plan for inclusion and equal opportunities with the aim of supporting Uruguayan educational policies with technology. Since its implementation, every child who enters the public education system in any part of the country is given a computer for personal use with free Internet connection at school. In addition, Plan Ceibal provides programs, educational resources and teacher training courses that transform the ways of teaching and learning.


Education outlook

Uruguay, a country that stands out for its significant schooling rates, now faces the challenge of retaining Secondary School students from poorer social backgrounds. The public education system covers 83% of students between 4 and 15 years of age. The incorporation of digital technologies is strategic for transforming the pedagogical approach.

Technological scenario

Thanks to the installation of fiber optics throughout the country, Uruguay is a leader in fixed Internet connection speed. Plan Ceibal contributed to reduce the computer access gap between the highest and lowest income quintiles, establishing an equity scenario that has remained stable since 2010.

Promote the integration of technology at the service of education in order to improve the quality and promote social innovation, inclusion and personal growth processes.
We inspire every child and adolescent in Uruguay to develop their learning potential, their creativity, and their critical thinking in the age of knowledge. We jointly build innovative education for the future.


PC access by age group, according to income quintiles.
Percentage of people across the country.

The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation is an institution that promotes, supports, and produces excellence research in the fields of education and technology for the development and use of scientific knowledge. The mission of the Foundation is to provide guidance to Plan Ceibal and other national and international players in education in the areas of learning and mediation of technologies, inside and outside the formal education system.

Board of Directors

Robert SilvaANEP
Magela ManfrediMEF
Pablo da SilveiraMEC
Leandro FolgarPlan Ceibal President