Education
 Mexico
Project #10617

English course for 200 Mexican aspiring scientists

by Fundacion Proacceso ECO A.C.

Hello!

I'm happy to share with you our newest activity: the Career Day. 

More than 200 students are now studying english in a special 2 year program. This kids are amazing! they're smart, curious and they all have a great opportunity to become great professionists. They all come from low income communities and they've been chosen because of their commitment to their edducation. We also interviewed their families and we know studying at the RIA is a unique experience for them. 

Besides english, and academic content, we wanted this kids to be inspired. We organized 4 career days so people from our organization and other volunteer professionists could share with them their work and how they ended up doing what they do. I had the chance to go and it was a great experience. 

What did you study? Why?

What is your passion?

Why did you chose to teach, to heal, to design, to program?

What's what you like the most about your job? 

What inspires you to wake up every day and go to work?

This are the kind of questions the kids asked us. In the end they were taking pictures with us and they wanted to keep in touch for recomendations and just sharing more stories and pictures. Some of them asked us to go back to the center and tell them more about our lives and carreer. We were definitly happy to share those moments and to be a part of each other's lives. 

Karen
Karen

The RIA sets itself apart from other educational and technology initiatives by giving its users the tools needed to develop digital skills: selection and development of relevant educational content, a technology-equipped learning space, a blended e-learning model with skilled instructors, and analyses of student performance to revise and improve course content.

Going beyond technological infrastructure and connectivity, the RIA provides content based on community needs and what matters to the users that come into a course.

We've also realized that RIA's students learn faster if they practice their english talking about what matters to them. In their final submit, the students could give in a video, or a podcast about a subject they chose. This is how they chose to call our attention about cyber bullyng, violence against women, etc.

Here's an example of their great work! http://youtu.be/2vIJBlz5y6k

We hope you like what your donations make possible.

Daniel
Daniel
A seed that will continue to grow
A seed that will continue to grow

English, maths, reading, writing, science... Every one can come and get a scholarship to learn it!

We are so happy to be working with kids that look forward to the future. Being from a marginalized community is not a limitation for our students. They want to learn everything they can with the help of technology and their teachers.

Identifying aspiring scientists was just the beginning, now the youngest look up to the first generation that participated in this program and are starting to learn about science. We now want to share with you this lovely picture of this group of talented observers.

In more than 4 years we've planted a seed in more than 127,011 students and their communities. We now know this is a seed that will continue to grow.

Just graduated!
Just graduated!

Hello dear doner: 

Gifts from donors like you provide the support needed 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.

For aspiring scientists this means having scholarships to study english and learn about new technologies. This prepares them to have a brighter future and have a chance to help their communities. 

The large youth demographic in Latin America represents an enormous source of current and future demand for quality education. Our successful track record in marginalized Mexican neighborhoods can offer similar opportunities to the rapidly growing and largely underserved Hispanic market across Latin America and in the United States. 

Thank you for being a part of this!


Emily López, Erik Hernández, René and Juan Siles four aspiring teens who lear 3D Desing, robotics and hardware recycling go afterschool to the Intel´s Clubhouse located in Itzapalapa in Mexico City. In 2013 thanks to the Clubhouse support and the money we have fundraised from this project in GlobalGiving we have been able to give those kids the opportunity to go to our RIA Center in Nezahualcóyotl and lear English for free. We have also adpated our English course so they can read Scientific articles so they get inspired with what they are learning. You can watch the video we made about them. 

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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, Mexico

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