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.
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.  

Jan 25, 2013

Meet our users learning at the RIA

Lourdes Romero, studies computing at the RIA
Lourdes Romero, studies computing at the RIA

Thanks to the support we have received on GlobalGiving´s platform our project Access to Technology and Education in Mexico has more and more users. In this project report we would like to introduce you to Lourdes Romero Mancilla, a dedicated and enthusiastic RIA user who is eager to learn computing at the RIA.

In October 2012, Lourdes went to the RIA (Learning and Innovation Network) Center located in Valle de Chalco a municipality in the State of Mexico, and decided to enroll in Acércate a la Compu, a course intended for people that want to get closer to the computer and its basic functions.

Let´s read what this proud and enthusiastic elder has to say about her experience

“When I go to other organizations I feel they don´t respect elder people. The RIA is a nonprofit project created with the aim of helping the community and we are an important part of the community. I encourage all the people from my age to come to the RIA and learn the importance of being up to date and discover how useful a computer can be for the daily moments of your life”.

Also Emilio from Almoloya Juárez an 8 year old who is studying English and wrote us a letter showing us what he thinks about the RIA. (see the attached photo)

 

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