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.
Mar 9, 2011

Project Update: Distributing the First Batch of Scholarships!

We have just finished distributing the first batch of scholarships sponsored by your donations through our project page on GlobalGiving. Above we’ve shared some pictures of children receiving their scholarships to take three basic digital literacy courses at the RIA so that you can see how happy they were! 

Over 480 children signed up for scholarships, but unfortunately the money we’ve raised so far for this project only allowed us to give out 213. So please continue to spread the word about the RIA and our project page on GlobalGiving – share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network or just bring us up in conversation.

We will distribute the next batch of scholarships in April and will post an update with pictures shortly thereafter. Thank you so much for supporting our project and for giving children the opportunity to learn vital computer skills at the RIA.

Leslie receiving her scholarship
Leslie receiving her scholarship
Miriam receiving her scholarship
Miriam receiving her scholarship

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Jan 21, 2011

Scholarship Update: Tres Reyes Magos

The first batch of scholarships supported by your donations will be given out by January 28th! We promoted the scholarships as gifts in celebration of the Tres Reyes Magos holiday in early January, which is one of the biggest holidays here in Mexico. 215 students have already signed up, which is an amazing start! We currently have 213 scholarships to give out, but those who don't receive scholarships this time around will be first in line for scholarships as we receive future donations through GlobalGiving. So please continue to spread the word to friends and family.

Included in this post is the poster used to announce the scholarships. In February we will publish pictures of the students who receive the scholarships.

Thanks again for all you've done to support our project and help children attend courses at the RIA.

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Nov 27, 2010

Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us raise nearly $7,000 to fund scholarships for children at the RIA! We hope that you will continue to check this site for updates on how your donations are helping children take our courses. We are currently planning the distribution of the scholarship funds from the Open Challenge, and we’ll post another update soon with details on the recipients.

This has been a tremendous year for the RIA. From the GlobalGiving challenge to the opening of 32 new RIA centers, the project has made incredible strides. We’ve reached over 62,000 users to date, and over 13,000 people have graduated from our courses. Our new learning route for children, which includes courses on computer literacy, math, reading comprehension, English and photography, is nearly complete and will be launched in January. Finally, we secured funds to build over 30 new RIA centers next year.

We are so grateful for your support, and we can’t wait to share with you more information on the scholarship recipients.

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