Need your help to get computers to Mexico!

Would you like to help install computers in Mexico or Argentina? We are looking for volunteers to help set up several computer labs.

No time? Consider helping out with money for shipping computers.

With help from many of you,we set up our first computer lab in a disadvantaged elementary school in the mountains near Oaxaca, Mexico last June. The project has been a tremendous success. The school has gone from being one of the poorest schools in town to being one of the most sought after. The parents, principal and teachers were all very actively involved. As part of their efforts to build the lab, the school has also gotten a new library as well as an office for the psychologist. (All the kids in the school have one or two parents living away from home.) The parents all chip in a few dollars a month now and they’ve hired a computer teacher. The teachers are delighted at the progress the kids are making not just with the technology but also in areas like writing. As soon as they get internet, they plan to open the lab up to the community in the evenings.

We now have 45 more computers to ship to schools in Mexico. But we don’t have money to ship them.

Please help us get these computers to kids without access to any technology in their lives.

$35-100 will ship a computer. Any size donation will help. You can donate through paypal to donations@kidsoncomputers.org, on our website http://www.kidsoncomputers.org/donate or by sending a check to Kids on Computers. (Email me at stormy -at- kids on computers -dot- org for the address.)

Thanks very much in advance for your help, whether it’s installing computers or helping with shipping. The kids, the parents, the teachers and the community thank you.

2 Responses to “Need your help to get computers to Mexico!”

  1. I love how so many people are working together to make childrens education a priority around the world. Sites like this really make you proud to be a part of society.

  2. jado92mx says:

    I live in Monterrey, Mexico, and I really want to help, or donating some money, donating PC’s or helping with the Linux installs.

    My Details:

    Juan Angel Ferrer Ju├írez – jado92mx – JaD!
    83393905 – jado.92.mty@gmail.comhttp://twitter.com/jado92mx
    PC-JaD! – http://jado92mx.wordpress.com

    Greetings!
    JaD!

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