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.
Nov 7, 2013

Meet Don Fernando! a 70 year old user that loves learning about new technologies

Dear Donor,

We are writing to express our thanks for your recent donation to the Fundacion Proacceso's projects. Gifts from donors like you provide the support we need to continue our mission of bridging the digital divide in Mexico by providing low-income communities with quality educational opportunities and access to digital technologies.

Meet Don! a 70 year old user that loves learning about new technologies, computers and the internet! he even took a course on how to use social networks. Don now feels empowered because he now knows how to use a computer. Besides, feeling part of this personal and digital community has made him feel younger!  https://vimeo.com/78684269 

When Don thought that using a computer was not for someone his age, he discovered the Learning and Innovation Network (Red de Innovación y Aprendizaje or RIA), and now he has completed three computing courses. He also realized that being at the RIA Center is a great opportunity to share his skills with his granddaughter and other people from the community: https://vimeo.com/78684269 Thank you GlobalGiving! Thank you dear doner!

Because of your participation, we were able to sponsor RIA users fom all ages, like Don, to learn English, computing, Social Media and other courses. Giving people in marginalized Mexican communities access to technology will allow them to become full-fledged digital citizens with a voice and skills that will allow them to compete in an increasingly globalized world.

Again we thank you for your generosity, your support has and will continue to play a key role in our success.

Sincerely,

Sofia Camacho

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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 

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