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.
Oct 8, 2013

Studying has made Maria feel more confident

Dear Global Giving donor,

Since its inception in 2009, Fundacion Proacceso has opened  70 RIA centers and 25 Digital Libraries and benefited more than 400,000 users. Thanks to your support this year, we have been able to offer scholarships to single moms in order to empower them by education and help them change their life for good.

We thought you might want to hear it directly from a brave single mom that has benefited from our program,

My name is Maria Martha Guzman Alonso. I’m 54 years old and I am a single mom.

I have been at the RIA for approximately for 4 months.  Since I decided to take this course, I feel much more confident in my educational, working and personal life. That’s because today half of the things are about the Iinternet. 

What I like the most about the RIA is the way teachers relate to us. They give us the confidence we need in order to learn.  I have a 10 year old niece that comes with me. Before she came, she would only play around. Now she’s learning a lot, and she’s very happy.

I thank my teachers for their patience and for teaching all of us –adults and kids. I am so pleased I’ve finished my course. It hasn’t been easy, but I have now more hope for the future. I’m looking forward to having my own computer.

In 2013, we plan to go on. As you know, the cost of offering quality education in marginalized community does not go away. We hope for your continued support in the future.

Once again, thank you for being a part of this life-changing program

Aug 12, 2013

Thanks to the RIA now I feel I'm included

Get to know the RIA experience direclty from our users. 

A Computer For Mom

My daughter used to ask me how to surf the Internet, how to delete. And I didn't know! "Like a person who can't read and write,that's how it is like to not know how to use a computer. It was very difficult because I really felt I was illiterate

When you don't have the right tools, it feels like you have limitations. It feels like your being left out.But now i feel I'm included, that I'm a part of something. 

At the RIA there's English lessons for kids too. Children learn, and click around without fear And I was afraid I could break the computer down or delete everything from it. 

Judith Ramirez Escobar - RIA user in Tenango del Valle 

Aug 12, 2013

English to build a robot

Emily López, Erik Hernández, René and Juan Siles four aspiring teens who lear 3D Desing, robotics and hardware recycling go afterschool to the Intel´s Clubhouse located in Itzapalapa in Mexico City. In 2013 thanks to the Clubhouse support and the money we have fundraised from this project in GlobalGiving we have been able to give those kids the opportunity to go to our RIA Center in Nezahualcóyotl and lear English for free. We have also adpated our English course so they can read Scientific articles so they get inspired with what they are learning. You can watch the video we made about them. 

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