What is Ceibal

Ceibal is Uruguay’s digital technology center for education innovation at the service of public education policies. It promotes the integration of technology to improve learning and foster processes of innovation, inclusion and personal growth.


First 15 years

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.

To be Uruguay’s center of educational innovation and digital technologies promoting technology integration at the service of education to improve the quality of learning enhancing innovation, inclusion and personal growth.
To promote, together with the educational system and taking advantage of technology, an innovative and inclusive model, so that all students in Uruguay develop their learning potential and creativity, building capabilities for global citizenship.


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 FolgarCeibal President