Improving Quality of Life through Technology

Boolchand Group Forum Resolutions

During the forum sessions members of the audience participated actively in presenting proposals that would lead to quality of life improvements. The proposals, as presented by people seated at particular tables, are summarized below.


Proposed solutions

Rainbow Table

  • Narrow Social Gap by providing general access to Information and Communication Technology
  • Setup of a secured access system for making medical information available

Pink Table

Build technology education centers all over Curaçao:

  • For all ages and walks of life
  • Take away fear of technology
  • Educate parents on using computers and internet
  • Advanced technology courses made available
  • Financed through sponsorship
  • Get knowledgeable people involved as volunteers

Grey Table

The Human Mind Exchange

  • Educate by exchanging knowledge
  • Focus on basic knowledge and advanced topics depending on need

Light-Yellow Table

“Infiltrate” organizations to provide education

  • Provide a system for education on the job

L-zone project

  • Make Curaçao a center for higher education
  • Create self directed learners

Use technology to create a caring community

Yellow Table

After School project (secondary school level)

  • Goal “Education in all aspects”
  • Volunteers and paid tutors; get parents involved
  • Use existing infrastructure and put it to better use
  • Wide range of education and edutainment topics
  • Funding: business, local and national governments

Youth Internet Linking Project

Red Table

Curaçao World Wide Connected

  • Education to make people aware of “what’s out there” in funding.
  • Schools in neighborhoods to improve delivery of education
  • Island Wi-Fi: selling point for destination
  • Distribute already available knowledge about a myriad of topics
  • Promote cooperative spirit

Green Table

  • Educate and motivate the people to enable implementation of energy conservation initiatives
  • Education both at school and at home
  • Requires involvement of public and private partners
  • Lower cost of energy consumption
  • Save fragile environment, cut down on pollution