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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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 

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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