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Benji's Cross-Border Computer Kids: Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Organizer: Benji
Beneficiary: organizacion de colonos de la divina providencia, tijuana
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28
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4251.00
Goal
$
6835

Benji's Cross-Border Computer Kids: Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

I live in San Diego just a few miles away from Tijuana.  I want to share my love of computers with kids across the border who live in difficult conditions.  I am working in the Laureles Canyon, an informal settlement (a slum) that has 85,000 people.   It is just on the other side of the border-wall, but most people in San Diego do not know that it is there.   It is a very poor part of Tijuana that has very limited water, electricity, and does not even have a high school.

Organizacion de Colonos de la Divina Providencia is a very special community center located in the slum.  They have water, electricity and internet, and provide meals and medical services to people who cannot afford them.  I  am working with them to start an after-school computer club for middle schoolers who do not have access to computers.  The club will teach them computer skills, give them access to fun games, and will also provide them with a hot meal.  

I am raising money to buy 5 Dell computers and to pay instructors and youth mentors who can teach computer skills to the kids.  And gaming!  The computers will all be loaded with Minecraft.

This is my budget: 

$1900 5 Dell tower computers with monitors, keyboards and mouses

$135 Minecraft downloads for all 5 computers

$300 Laser printer + paper supply

$4500 After-school Computer Club - 18 months of support for youth mentors and computer instructors.

I hope you will support my cause and I appreciate every cent you donate.  These computers will make a big difference in these kids' lives.  I will give updates on our progress!

Love, Benji

Recent Donations

Margaret Riel
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Elizabeth Brydolf
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Corinne Lebrun
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What a great cause!
Adam Forman
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Joan Edelman
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Thomas Gonzalez
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Syvia Wynd
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Sidney Herszenson
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Gershon Shafir
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Sheila Felsen
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Mazel Tov, looking forward to seeing you in Florida.
Hector Perez
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Janice Pezzoli
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Ilisa Sokolic
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Liela Hamori
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James Johnson
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Anonymous
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Fern Spiegel
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Steve Fagin
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Lois Schiff
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Ellen Greenberger
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Eveline Farias Hesson
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Steven Wasserman
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Nancy Einhorn
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Benji, This sounds like a wonderful project and we wish you a really excellent bar mitzvah. If you are half as good as your mother was at her bat mitzvah, you will be terrific. Love, Steve & Nancy
Valerie Myers
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cort schultz
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Grandma & Grandpa Forman
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We are so proud of you Benji, our dear grandson, in reaching the milestone of your Bar Mitzvah and the amazing project you have chosen to undertake. You are a sharing, caring and loving young man and we love you so much. Grandma & Grandpa Forman
Teddy
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Dear Benji, what you are doing is so inspirational. The world needs more young leaders like you who reach across borders to share their knowledge and friendship. I am really proud of you! Love, Teddy
Mom
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$350.00
I'm very proud of you Benji! You are a cross-border citizen... Love, Mom

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