Diaz Donation to Improve Computer Center in Palomas

Internet access and computing technology advance opportunities for all border residents.


Edward Diaz, 1958-2019

Border Partners received wonderful news last week. New Mexico Chile Products and the Diaz Family donated $15,000 to honor their brother Edward who recently died. The money allow us to replace the computers and a printer at the Border Partners’ Education Center in Palomas with new equipment. Updated technology will better serve the needs of people in Palomas.

The Center will be re-named in honor of Mr. Diaz. In the future, it will be called the Eduardo Diaz Education Center.

The Silver City Rotary Club donated the computers that are currently used in the Education Center in 2013. Those devices will receive updates. Then, they’ll find a new home in school computer labs in Palomas.

This donation comes at a perfect time for Border Partners. Last month, the Municipal Government of Palomas gave us permission to open the Education Center again after being closed by COVID restrictions for two years.  Once again, we’ll be able to allow students to come to do their homework using the computers and the Internet. Our Border Partners staff can once again offer classes. From 3-6 p.m. each day anyone who needs to use a computer can come to the Center and use one there.

Juan Lares, the Education Center Coordinator, is currently teaching computer skills and use of the Internet to the Promotoras .

We’re profoundly grateful to the Diaz Family for their generous donation. It will to improve educational opportunity in Palomas. Muchas Gracias!

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