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.
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.
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.
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.