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 Friday, March 13, 2009

The Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) launched the first Digital Club e-Mexico to young people between 12 and 18 years to develop their creativity in science and technology issues.
This project looks to identify interested people (youth) who can work as designers, inventors and developers of projects using new technologies, which initiated the deployment of 25 clubs that will be distributed in the states of Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and the Federal District. 
The SCT reported in the local press that the Digital Club came into operation through the Coordination of e-Mexico National System, the Research Center for Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), the National Polytechnic Institute, and Youth Services (Seraj).
The model, which aims to motivate young people to experience new ideas over the Internet and its tools, born out of collaboration between the National e-Mexico System and the Computer Clubhouse, a program of the Science Museum of Boston in collaboration with the Media MIT Lab.
With the official opening of the first digital Club installed in the country, also known as "Club Cinven", a consolidation phase starts to generate in young people interest for science and technology as one of its main goals, said the agency .
Through this too it is targeted to build a network of participating states through the use of social networks.
The project was designed to be implemented in places of community access to the Internet that already have infrastructure such as Digital Community Centers, Learning, Libraries, Telecentres, among others, as well as already existing in the 9 (nine) Centers with which Cinvestav accounts  in our country .
The model has the "shape" of its promoters, who are youth specialised in using animation software, design and publishing. Should be highlighted that this project is in compliance with four guiding principles: learning by designing, follow their interests, build a community, trust and respect.

More information available here: El Universal Ciudad de México Domingo 02 de noviembre de 2008