Technology
 Mexico
Project #15280

Digital Tools for Youth in Rural Guanajuato Mexico

by One Global Economy

Summary

This project is focused on developing a sustainable community technology center at a small University in a town called Victoria, in rural Guanajuato. The Community Knowledge Center (CKC) will serve the surrounding community and University by providing them with Internet and access to information, as well as launch a youth technology, leadership, and entrepreneurship training program called Community Connectors, designed to reach and impact 200 additional individuals in the community.
$25
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Remote villages in rural Guanajuato, Mexico have remained in extreme poverty due to inadequate opportunities to meet basic life needs. Most people have no Internet access. These villages need appropriate, Spanish language tools to meet both basic life and informational needs and create an ever-expanding set of opportunities in education, health, and economic growth that leads to individual, family and community self-reliance.

Solution

The project will foster technology adoption through developing a sustainable Community Knowledge Center (CKC) and implementing its Community Connectors program, focused on teaching young people how to apply digital and mobile tools to become actively involved in community development initiatives, leaders in their communities and technology ambassadors for their peers and families.

Long-Term Impact

The program will: 1) Strengthen the community's capacities for addressing basic quality of life and sustainable development issues through technology adoption 2) Foster youth leadership and IT skills 3) Connect individuals with locally relevant content as well as national-level global best practice content, and 4) Create a dynamic CKC, which is well-positioned to represent its community. This project has generated long-term impact in two other villages in Guanajuato, thanks to Cisco's support.

Resources

http:/​/​www.OneGlobalEconomy.org
Cisco Feature Story-El Garbanzo & San Agustin CKCs
CKC Launch in Victoria, Guanajuato
Mexico Community Connectors Guide

Organization Information

One Global Economy

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.OneGlobalEconomy.org
One Global Economy
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Kountze
Washington, DC United States

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