Rotary Club Playa del CarmenThe Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside, an English speaking club in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico - on the Yucatan Peninsula -  is soliciting used PC laptops, desktops and tablets in good working order to provide to the classrooms of Mayan children in our area. The used PCs will provide these children access to software that will allow them to develop and improve their English language skills, computer keyboarding skills, math skills, and more. 

If you have a used desktop, laptop or tablet PC computer to donate, it will go a long way in providing these children an opportunity to learn the skills needed for employability and a brighter future.  Perhaps you know a business, university or organization that is upgrading their computer system and would donate their used equipment. 

Our club is looking to collect 28 PCs for our initial school implementation, with additional schools to follow, so any PCs you are able to donate would be most appreciated.

KKiS Keeping Kids in SchoolsInitial efforts include coordinating our Rotary Seaside PCs project with Keep Kids in School (KKIS), and Early Education for Every Child Foundation/Little Learners Initiative (EECF/LLI), a global organization with a Mexican/Mayan focus on the most vulnerable schools and children.  EECF/LLI provides Mayan community schools with English and Math learning software programs and lesson plans.  Unfortunately, most schools do not have the PCs necessary to take advantage of their offer, and that is where Rotary Seaside is stepping in.  By providing used PCs to the schools, teachers and students can build stronger skills, using the software and the daily lesson plans provided. 

This project falls within two of Rotary International's global objectives of 1) Basic education and literacy and 2) Economic and community development

Please contact Patricia Youngstrum, Secretary/Treasurer of Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside, at for additional information or to make your contribution.