Fundacion Proacceso ECO A.C.

The Fundacion Proacceso is a nonprofit that uses the educational benefits of technology to catalyze the social and economic development of marginalized communities in Mexico. It envisions a world where everyone is digitally included and empowered by access to education.
Aug 20, 2014

Empowering mothers through enterpreneurship

Dear donors:

In Fundación Proacceso we work hard every day to create new and different ways to solve the practical necessities of the community. This is how we are always creating new courses and ways of encourage single mothers, and women in general to take interest in their education.

This is why, last month, with the help of Microsoft, we developed the first pilot of Misión Emprende. Misión Emprende is a three part series designed to teach entrepreneurs how to convert ideas into actions that have value for others. Based in the Push Method, Misión Emprende "pushes" students through their fears and into action. Using the business model canvas, prospective and current entrepreneurs learn how determine their value propositions, identify and reach customer groups, manage costs & revenues, and pitch their ideas.  The course is based in case-studies, board games, a Transmedia strategy to delivering information (blogs, podcasts, videos). 

This course is being now implemented in two low income communities in the municipalities of Toluca and Nezahualcóyotl. Misión Emprende wasn’t developed specifically for women, nevertheless, in the first group 87% of the people were women and in the second group it became a 100%.

We also worked on this video so more people know about this program.

https://vimeo.com/99650048 

Jun 10, 2014

From the eyes of the children

While learning how to use a computer and how to create Word documents, children in the Learning and Innovation Network (RIA) explain how they arrived to the RIA and why they like it.

RIA’s learning experience from the voice of the children that you’ve helped.

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My name is Ana Paola López González. I’m in 11 years old and study the 5th grade. I knew about the RIA because of my aunt Carmen studied here for two months. In the RIA you can learn a lot. My cousin Andrea and my aunty Carmen also come to classes. I like to come to my course Expedition because I get to learn what I did not know. I don’t have a computer at home and don’t have any connection to internet. I didn’t know how to use the computer before coming to RIA.  I like it here and my facilitator is very active.

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My name is Diego Estrada González and I study 5th grade at the Primary School. I’m 10 years old and RIA gave me a scholarship to take a course during Easter. My cousins invited me to the RIA courses because I didn’t understand Mathematics.  Me and my cousin come to computing courses, we really like it and I will continue to come to do our homework and research for school.

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MY NAME IS ROCIO HERNANDEZ ARIADNE OJEDA. I study at the school “Niños Héroes”. I’ve been coming to the RIA in Ixtlahuaca for 2 years. My mom brought me. I like the internet, the Expedition program and the Easter course.  I like my courses a lot: I learn many new things like Science, Math and Art.


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Jun 10, 2014

What matters to me

Karen
Karen

The RIA sets itself apart from other educational and technology initiatives by giving its users the tools needed to develop digital skills: selection and development of relevant educational content, a technology-equipped learning space, a blended e-learning model with skilled instructors, and analyses of student performance to revise and improve course content.

Going beyond technological infrastructure and connectivity, the RIA provides content based on community needs and what matters to the users that come into a course.

We've also realized that RIA's students learn faster if they practice their english talking about what matters to them. In their final submit, the students could give in a video, or a podcast about a subject they chose. This is how they chose to call our attention about cyber bullyng, violence against women, etc.

Here's an example of their great work! http://youtu.be/2vIJBlz5y6k

We hope you like what your donations make possible.

Daniel
Daniel
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