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.
Jul 18, 2013

Meet our Digital Mom

Mama Digital
Mama Digital

This is Rebeca, she used to be a typist for some years and then stayed home to look after her kids for 15 years. Her life changed unexpectedly and she was forced to look for a job. When she goes to the interviews she realizes that unless she learns how to use a computer she won´t be able to find a job support her family. She says:

I got a job at a Lawyers buffet and one day my boss asked me to turn on the computer. I didn´t know what to do so I just said - I don´t know computing but I can assure you I will learn – That´s when I decided to come to the RIA.” 

Rebeca using the computer
Rebeca using the computer

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Apr 29, 2013

RIA New members getting closer to tecnology

RIA User in Ecatepec
RIA User in Ecatepec

 

We are so happy to share with you that after four years of operation, the RIA has enrolled more than 350,000 users, of which more than 106,000 have graduated from its courses. With a basic computing course of 72 hours, the RIA creates digital citizens that adopt technology and participate in a globalized community. In a social return on investment study conducted in 2011 by students from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Fundación Proacceso was able to conclude that a woman who has graduated from the RIA´s basic computing courses has four times more opportunities to find a job. The study also concluded that for every $1 invested in the RIA, $1.74 is generated in economic growth. 

 

Thanks for believing in us! and make possible our vision of bridging the digital divide in Mexico. 

RIA user in Ecatepec
RIA user in Ecatepec
RIA User in Naucalpan
RIA User in Naucalpan

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Feb 19, 2013

Good news from the RIA - You are being part of the spark of change

Talented Kid at the RIA
Talented Kid at the RIA

From all the donations we have raised thanks to the Give for Youth program, we decided to open an English course at the RIA focused only in kids with an impressive scientific talent. 10 kids were selected aged 15 – 21 who live close to Nezahualcóyotl one of the marginalized that surrounds Mexico City.

The students have been taking English classes at the RIA since October 2012 and just finished their first level, in the scholarship we included: English Level 1 (12 weeks), Transportation and English books. We had 0% dropout rate and are very glad to share with you that we extended the scholarship for the next level.

Through this project, we aim to draw attention to the importance of learning English so that we can motivate students to strengthen their academic performance and use their talents to give back to their families and communities. We will also try to help them prepare for the best international competitions in their field.

 Thanks for your support and for inspiring us to keep working hard.  

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