Mobile Classroom





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Project Description

Region: North America

Country: Mexico

Location: Navojoa

Total Budget: $94,342

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

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The basic problems of rural education in the world and particularly in Mexico are coverage, poverty, lack of teachers and a curriculum that privileges the urban sector. The cold figures show the magnitude of the rural world that for many members. The society is invisible and yes, it is so, that world in general where in their education it usually seems a topic that does not even classify as "forget it".

Being born and growing up in a rural condition zone is often synonymous with lacking the benefit of a pertine education. Today, even though today the actions directed to the sector increase.

In Mexico, the rural population amounts to a little more than 25 percent of the country's total; of this, 50.4 per One hundred are women and for those over 15 years

s the average schooling is only 4.6 years, lower by 0.4 points to the same indicator for men, but well below the average of schooling of the nation, which is certainly among the lowest in the world. The data shows at least 50.4 percent of the Mexican population lives in a situation of poverty and this percentage 41.1 percent suffers extreme poverty. It actually reflects that the problem of food is a national issue, that is, impoverishment of the countryside affects all social strata and it expands through the social fabric. There is therefore a fundamental problem linked to the exercise of power, equity and democracy.


Contribute to improve educational opportunities and healthy coexistence in children of rural communities in South Sonora area through academic leveling programs, knowledge of new technologies such as computing and robotics, thus allowing to build meaningful learning through play and learning recreation.


Robotics and scratch programming.

Basic computing

Mobile library (Activities to promote stories and reading).

Leveling and homework club (Reading and math).

Flag football and other sports.

Summer Camp.

Recreation spaces.

This project will be coordinated by the Rotary Club of Navojoa and Grameen de la Frontera.

20 years ago, Marshall Saunders, past president of Coronado Rotary Club, founded Grameen de la Frontera in Huatabampo, Sonora. Grameen is a microfinance organization

and community development bank founded in Bangladesh. It makes small loans, known as microcredit to the impoverished without requiring collateral. Grameen Bank originated in 1976, in the work of Professor Muhammad Yunus at University of Chittagong, who launched a research project to study how to design a credit delivery system to provide

banking services to the rural poor. In 2006, the bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus,

were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Rotarian Rafael Robles, past president of Navojoa Rotary Club in Sonora, Mexico is the actual president of Grameen de la Frontera.

20 years working in the South of Sonora, Mexico. 10 municipalities served more than 40,000 families benefited from the microcredit program. 19,200 people benefited with social intervention projects (health, education, environment, leadership).

Sonora Award for Philanthrophy 2016:


Currently Grameen de la Frontera operates 1 mobile classroom in the community

of Agua Blanca in partnership with a local company. 100 children benefited

190 sessions of academic leveling taught (570 hours)

50 sessions of robotics and programming (equivalent to 150 hours)

Development of the first summer camp (200 hours)

Primary Host Partner

District: 4100

Rotary Club of: Navojoa

Primary Contact: Rafael Robles

Email: rrobles@tec.mx

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Project Status

Need $58,228
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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Navojoa (4100)





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