Tijuana Lab Computer upgrade





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Project Description

Country: Mexico

Location: Tijuana

Total Budget: $4,000

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Upgrade computer system at Tijuana Scholars lab to enhance Skype Transmissioins and student education

Tijuana Scholars Grant Request from Rotary District for Funding

The Tijuana Youth Scholars Lab, now in its 21st year of operation, sponsored by the Rotary Club of La Jolla and the Club Rotario de Tijuana, financially assists, educates, and mentors exceptionally gifted teenagers from poor communities in Tijuana, Mexico. Directed and taught by Rotarians from both La Jolla and Tijuana, our mission is to breaka poverty cycle that spans generations. In poor communities in Mexico, education past the sixth grade is a luxury. Our program enables students to finish high school and encourages them to go on to higher education. We have thirty (30) students who range in age from sixth graders to seniors in high school. Every Saturday, we teach our students both English and computer skills in classroom facilities rented by our club in Tijuana. There are four levels of English language instruction and each student does English language and computer work at computer stations throughout the classrooms. Classes take place via SKYPE and in person. Our goal is that our students will graduatehigh school and our program and will go on to become influential leads for growth and change in the greater society of Tijuana. We are requesting $4000 to upgrade our computer lab, as Skype transmissions have been spotty, and audio, particularly, is a problem with shy students.


Item # Cost/item Total Cost

Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Touchscreen LCD 2 in 1 Notebook Intel Core i5-8250U (8th Gen) Quad-core 1.6GHz 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 128GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Model 81EM0011US 4 $540 $2,160

1x UniFi Security Gateway (USG) ($115 dlls) 1 $115 $115

2x UniFi AP Pro Wireless Access Point ($185 dlls each) 2 $184 $368

2x UniFi 24 port PoE switch ($380 dlls each) 2 380 $760

2x Wireless bluetooth microphone / speaker for skype ($190 dlls each) 2 $190 $380

Total $3,783

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: La Jolla

Primary Contact: David Shaw

Email: drshaw@sbcglobal.net

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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by David Shaw

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System Entry

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by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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