Education
 Mexico
Project #11599

Empower Mexican Youth through Technology on Wheels

by The Trust for the Americas
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Summary

This program will train 200 at-risk young people between the ages of 12 and 29 in computer science, internet use and innovation in order to promote skills development and job placement, while distancing them from unproductive activities. This innovative program provides services through a mobile classroom that visits the most vulnerable and dangerous neighborhoods in Hermosillo, Mexico. For this reason, a extended number of youth benefit from this innovative project.
$217.75
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Sonora is a state with high levels of crime. It is the state with the tenth highest violent crime rate and 49% of violent crimes are committed by young people between the ages of 18 and 29. Moreover, these crimes not only affect the victims and their families, but young people's social circle as well. The culture of crime and violence causes unemployment in the area to increase continuously.

Solution

The program Mobile Spaces for Youth (EPJM, from its initials in Spanish) reduces the technology gap by providing access to knowledge through the use of information and communications technologies. Thanks to the joint venture of POETA and the Mexican Institute for youth, the Trust has provided computer training, particularly in internet applications, that will significantly increase learning opportunities and broaden the horizons of this community.

Long-Term Impact

Access to computer technology trhough a mobile classroom will level the playing field and help youth in crime zones to increase their chances for success in our information-driven world. This program's objective is to distance youth from unproductive and dangerous activities, while providing an excellent platform for further education.

Resources

http:/​/​www.trustfortheamericas.org

Organization Information

The Trust for the Americas

Location: Washington,, District of Columbia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.trustfortheamericas.org
Project Leader:
Felipe Ramos
Washington, DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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