Educate Children in Mexico through Technology

 
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Mar 11, 2011

GlobalGiving Site Visit With Fundacion Proacesso

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chloe Gray and Aleph Molinari for taking time out of their busy schedules to show me the fully functioning RIA centers that have been established by Fundacion Proacesso. 

Aleph, a native of Mexico City, saw an enormous gap of inadequate levels of computer literacy amongst his fellow country men and women, and therefore took it upon himself, with the assistance of his colleagues, to establish some of the most successful computer literacy centers in the country.  AND ITS ONLY THE BEGINNING!!!!

But if Fundacion Proecesso builds it will the people come?  Was it a leap of faith?  This was obviously a question that the Fundacion Proacesso team faced when designing these robust centers.  After spending just a few hours with the team at Fundacion Proacesso it became quite clear that it was anything but a leap of faith.  Rather it was a calculated analysis stemming from pragmatic and unwavering execution—encapsulated by extreme care, holistic trainers and training, proper equipment, due-diligence, community ownership, and cross sector teamwork.

Ok, ok, ok.  So they are doing a great job.  So what does it all mean?  It means that in just a few years of being in operation this organization has graduated around 18,000 people from their courses and they are scaling up by building more and more centers at an exponential rate.  All one has to do is look at the course calendar for the next month and see that each center is booked solid.  It’s because people WANT to learn.

 Access to information and the internet were termed by the BBC as being a fundamental human right.  Whether you believe that or not it is important to recognize that the services being offered at the RIA centers are paramount.  If you have the ability to read this post it’s because you have had some capacity in computer training.  By supporting this organization you are choosing to not only support an AMAZING team but you are also choosing to create a more prosperous future for the Mexican citizenry with capabilities of multiplying seeing as knowledge leaks to others.  Information and knowledge is not a commodity to be used by only one person.   

I recently heard a quote that stated, “talent is universal, opportunity is not.”  By supporting Fundacion Proacesso you ensure that your dollar is being put to best use to ensure that talent is supported universally. 

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Organization

Fundacion Proacceso ECO A.C.

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
http://www.proacceso.org.mx

Project Leader

Chloe Gray

Mexico City, Mexico

Where is this project located?

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