'Mexico Conectado' is a Free Educational Program for Kids

México Conectado is a free government-funded educational program for kids between the ages of eight and 13 designed to teach learning through play. The beginner and intermediate courses are a blend of scientific theory and practice, empowering kids to pick up digital literacy and other technology related skills that could have an impact on their future roles in society.

Classes are designed to be small, giving educators the chance to deliver ample personal attention, reward participation and create manageable group assignments.

Half of the kids who attend the México Conectado courses don't even have access to a computer at home, but these courses outside the classroom provide inspiring ways to get kids connected. The program was originally developed in response to the fact that about 40 percent of students drop out before the completion of high school, making up for some of the pitfalls of the Mexican public schooling system.