Technology
 Mexico
Project #15095

$250 For A Child to Continue School

A microproject by Fundacion Proacceso ECO A.C.
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Summary

Fundacion Proacceso uses the educational benefits of technology to catalyze the social and economic development of marginalized communities in Mexico. We are constantly innovating in order to give the Mexican youth more opportunities and access new educational services according to their needs. In this specific project you can help a student, with a 100% scholarship for group tutorials which will help him become sufficiently prepared to be accepted into high school.
$305
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The public education system in Mexico is ranked among the worst in the OECD countries; with 75% of the students who enroll in primary school not completing high school, the majority of the country's population is not equipped with the basic skills needed to break out of poverty. Additionally, more than 69% of the population -78 million Mexicans-, do not have access to the Internet and hence to the new digital alternatives for learning and developing professional skills.

Solution

The Fundacion Proacceso's main project is the Red de Innovacion y Aprendizaje (RIA), or Learning and Innovation Network, a group of centers that connect underserved populations to quality education and technology. The RIA aims to bridge Mexico's digital divide and provide its users with the tools they need to participate in their communities and the world at large.

Long-Term Impact

In less than three years more than 240,000 users have registered at the RIA centers and more than 60,000 students have graduated from its courses. We have helped students improve their study techniques, the unemployed find jobs on the Internet and people of all ages learn basic computer skills and how to speak English. With 70 centers in the State of Mexico, the RIA expects to reach approximately 463,238 users by the end of 2013.

Resources

http:/​/​www.proacceso.org.mx
Fundacion Proacceso
Red de Innovacion y Aprendizaje
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Organization Information

Fundacion Proacceso ECO A.C.

Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.proacceso.org.mx
Project Leader:
Angela Aguilera
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Mexico

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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