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Project Description

Region: North America

Country: Mexico

Location: La Paz, B.C.S.

Total Budget: $38,999

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

Benefit over 15,000 kids

Needs have been identified:

•There is an Agricultural Technical Secondary School where their tractor no longer works because they have more than 45 years of service

•The students of agronomy of the level of Basic Education work the land with their hands and their mentality is limited by not having access to modern technology and they depend totally on external help.

•They are exposed daily to accidents, animal bites, and intense heat, without the possibility of progress


•Is to achieve a more active education aimed at strengthening, combining theoretical knowledge, familiarizing students with methods of production, and fostering a sense of belonging practices, adding a practical and theoretical dimension.

•provide a high level of technical education, through a theoretical-practical teaching-learning process

•Influence education and training in the knowledge and application of techniques that allow students to join immediately in productive activity

•Guide students in the knowledge of business practices by selling products generated by school production units

•Develop in the student the ability to actively participate in their own training, considering it as an ongoing process throughout their lives

•Provide the student with general training to enable them to enter work or for immediate access to the next level of education

•Intensify training of the student, as to the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources and the need to help maintain the ecological balance

•Promote cooperation links and working between teachers and students through the school and the community to which they belong

•That through the School units of production, they obtain additional economic returns, for the benefit of the educational work, tractor maintenance, and improvement of technological laboratories

How the project will meet those needs:

(For more information, please see the complete document that can be attached)

•Integrating School Production Units will be run by a Management Committee, composed of:

oA Secretary: who will be the teacher imparting the subject of appropriate technology emphasis.

-treasurer: who will be the Comptroller of the school.

-spokesperson: student will be the voice representative and surveillance.

-spokesperson: who will be part of the staff working in the school.

The timeline for your project.

1.Find Rotary Clubs and Districts Sponsors

2.Filling out the Global Grant forms on My Rotary

3.Obtain signatures from officials of the participating Districts and Clubs

4.Review and approval by The Rotary Foundation

5.Send Contributions to The Rotary Foundation

6.Processing of payment by The Rotary Foundation

7.Payment to suppliers

8.We receive equipment in the City of La Paz

9.Transfer of agricultural equipment from the city of La Paz to the community of Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California Sur.

10.Event de Donation of agricultural equipment and signing of commitments

11.Prepare the progress report to the Rotary Foundation

12.Visit the school periodically to monitor educational results

Specify what the project funds will be used for

1.- A "NEW" AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR, Massey Ferguson brand, Model MF285 Classic 2WD AWNING,

Perkins 4 Cylinder Engine (Naturally Aspirated) and power at 2,100 RPM of 80 hp and 68 hp at the

Power take-off. Engine Crankcase Capacity 7.0 L, Cooling System 14.5 L, Engine Capacity

60 L Hydraulic System and Hydrostatic Steering. Equipped with the following arrangements:

•Category II 3-point hitch (2,145 kg lifting capacity) 8 Forward and 2 Reverse Speed Transmission

•Independent power take-off at 540 rpm

•Oscillating Drawbar Category II

•100 L Fuel Tank

•Front tires 10.00-16

•Rear tires 15.5-38

•Front weights

 Price FOB LA PAZ B.C.S .: $ 25,400 USD

2.- A lifting harrow brand: KELLY, model: RT-18D, equipped with two sections of 9 toothed discs each

one with a 9 "spacing from disc to disc, with reinforced steel chassis, hydraulic lifting system with

tires and piston.

 Price FOB LA PAZ B.C.S .: $ 5,150 USD

 Total Amount $ 30,550 USD

How club members will be involved:

During the school year, visits will be scheduled, attended by the School Zone Supervisor, accompanied by the Technology Coordinator, as well as by a group of Rotary members in order to verify that they timely comply with the educational results report

Primary Host Partner

District: 4100

Rotary Club of: La Paz Balandra

Primary Contact: Victor Hugo Caballero Salas

Email: ximdie@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego Coastal

Primary Contact: Fernanda Torres

Email: fernandatorresg@msn.com

Project Status

Application Sent
This project is "Application Sent". This means the application has been sent to The Rotary Foundation, waiting to be approved.

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2229852.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





La Paz Balandra (4100)





San Diego Coastal (5340)





Escondido (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)




Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents



Self-Sustaining School Presentation

Self-Sustaining Schools Budget

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Carlos Carrillo

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Victor Hugo Caballero Salas

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Robert Dziubla

System Entry: Pledge of $4,750 with $4,750 DDF by Robert Dziubla of the Rotary Club of Escondido, District 5340.


by Robert Dziubla

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Victor Hugo Caballero Salas

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Victor Hugo Caballero Salas

The CADRES are currently reviewing it, we hope that in a few weeks the project will be ready to send it to the Rotary Foundation


by Victor Hugo Caballero Salas

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

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