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