Computer Aid International are proud to announce the opening of their first double Solar-powered learning lab in the San Mateo Atenco county, in the state of Mexico. Partnering with Dell Giving, RobotiX Fundacion and Squire and Partners, this project was designed to provide quality education to the underserved youth population in the area.
The solar lab was created from shipping containers with designs from the UK architecture firm Squire and Partners, with 11 Dell thin client computers and 10 rugged laptops donated by Dell Giving with an outstanding volunteer engagement and support form Dell Mexico. The educational model of RobotiX goes beyond teaching technical skills, and will allow children and young people to learn, identify and solve real-life problems while having fun.
Thanks to this new lab, more than a 1000 youth will have a space to learn computer skills and robotics focusing on improving STEM learning and developing 21st-century skills, connecting them with a new world of opportunities and experience!
-Alejandro Espinosa, Project Manager, Computer Aid International
The school we selected with RobotiX Fundacion is in an underserved area with no access to recreation or learning facilities or even parks for the youth to learn and enjoy after-school activities. RobotiX Fundacion will be teaching children and adults in groups of 20; they will study:
- ICT and robotics,
- Other potential courses include entrepreneurship, coding, server maintenance and English to name a few