Thursday, June 30, 2011

3rd IMEC in Mexico

The completion of the third Isa Mundo Education Centre (IMEC) project is underway in the Volcanes Primary School outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After finalizing the purchase of brand new laptops and other supplies from our new friends at Staples Store #254, the next challenge was finding a way to ship the supplies to Mexico.

In partnership with Café Roma's Kids program, we will be using volunteers travelling to the Puerto Vallarta area in the next few months and requesting them to deliver each laptops to the school. We hope to have the IMEC in Volcanes completed by September 2011.

As always, we are grateful to all our volunteers who are continually doing their part to help complete our projects. The 3rd IMEC in Mexico would not be a success without your support and dedication. Muchas gracias!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cathy Bélanger Award for Paul Lorilla

Isa Mundo Foundation's Director and Founder, Paul Lorilla was recently presented the Cathy Bélanger Award from the Deputy Minister of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This award honours a person who has made an exceptional contribution to his community as well as the as the Canadian Heritage workplace.

The statement from Canadian Heritage summarized that:

"Paul exemplifies the best of public service ideals and values. His commitment to excellence is reflected not only in his work with Canadian Heritage but also in his work with Isa Mundo, a private foundation that he started to ensure that healthy and sustainable communities could be achieved in all corners of the world. Paul works tirelessly to ensure that the poorest communities in the world see prosperity by bringing together people and resources in a way that maximizes impact. We have seen that same energy and dedication applied to his work with Aboriginal communities in Canada. In his work at Canadian Heritage, he invests significant time and energy mentoring and coaching other staff. As founder of Isa Mundo, Paul demonstrates great leadership in leading positive change."


Sunday, June 5, 2011

IMEC in Nica

We are happy to announce that a small Isa Mundo Education Centre (IMEC) was completed in Granada, Nicaragua in partnership with Empowerment International (EI). Isa Mundo was able to provide Acer netbooks to allow students to have access to technology as part of their learning environment. We will continue to find ways to support the expansion of this IMEC by providing additional tools such as education software and school supplies.

We would like to thank our volunteer, Neeraj Jain, for travelling to Nicaragua and working with EI to set up the IMEC. We are also grateful that he took his time to offer an orientation on basic computer and internet application skills to students.

Isa Mundo is committed to work with EI to improve student's access to technological and learning tools in order to progress their education.