Career Access and Success for Colombian Youth

by Corporacion Superarse Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

In Colombia, young people need study opportunities. Help us help them. Career access and career success breaks the cycle of poverty and facilitates social mobility for under served Colombian youth. The project provides a career guidance, and work-force and entrepreneurship development program for 70 under served Colombian prospective and current students, employees and possible future entrepreneurs. They are young people who live in poverty and need contributions to study and work.

$10,000
total goal
$7,390
remaining
43
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

A prolonged armed conflict has brought negative impacts to our country such as internal displacement, violence, and poverty (46% of the population live in poverty -PND, 2010), child labor (13% of the Colombian children work - UNICEF, 2013). Only 35.3% of college-age youth are enrolled in higher education. A high percentage of youth remain in informal jobs.

Solution

This project will prepare youth to access and succeed in higher education, as well as formal well-paying jobs. With this program we want to make a difference so that with Study and work, these young people break the circle of poverty in which they have grown.

Long-Term Impact

These young people will have the possibility to access higher education and formal jobs, so that they will be removed in the long-term from drug, prostitution, armed-conflict, robbery and undesired pregnancies, etc. They are the citizens of tomorrow, and we want them to be part of a more equitable society. We believe that a good citizenship is built on education, critical sense, responsibility, and autonomy. We are convinced that this program will help them to achieve it.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.corporacionsuperarse.org
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Twitter

Organization Information

Corporacion Superarse

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.corporacionsuperarse.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @corsuperarse
Project Leader:
Ana Lucia Palacio
Executive director
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
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