The WIN Team

The Westerly Innovations Network

Project 2007: 

Adopt-A-School

Project WIN ‘07 was started as part of Project WIN ‘05– Recycle and Reuse our E-Waste.  We had the idea to broaden the areas affected by our project by sending computers to areas in need abroad, helping people internationally while at the same time raising awareness.  We chose the Yaocalli school in Mexico City as our target for the project.

We chose Yaocalli because we discovered that our company sponsor, DynaSys, had contacts in Mexico City.  We worked with Carlos Gonzalez Bernal to establish a media center in Mexico.  He helped us immensely by establishing a ‘Mexican WIN Team’ at Yaocalli and giving us information on the media room for us to design it.  The Mexican WIN Team also helped set up the media center for when we arrived to make presentations.

The first step in our process of creating a media center was to acquire room dimensions in order to design it.  The Mexican WIN Team was able to give us information to plan out the room.  We then generated a digital model of the room and sent it to the Mexican WIN team so that they could find the chairs, tables, etc.

Then, we refurbished a set of computers for the media center.  However, since we were sending an entire media center, we also purchased a projector/projection screen, a 3-in-1 printer/scanner/copier, and LCD screens for each of the computers.

We decided to follow up and make our presentations in April 2007.  The entire team flew down to Mexico City, and we met with the Mexican WIN Team to discuss what they could do to raise awareness on E-Waste as part of the global WIN network.  In addition, we made presentations to the students to help to promote our cause.  It was an incredible experience to work with the Mexican WIN Team.  They helped us to set up the media center as well as give presentations.  They will continue to give presentations to schools in Mexico.

 

 

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