Project provides continuity into senior high school studies for 159 young Mexicans living in 13 poverty communities. Education takes place in Community Learning Centers, which are physical spaces equipped with Internet, access to online studies platform of a public university, personalized follow-up and human skills workshops. At the end of project, they will have advanced 10 subjects of their academic syllabus and have received training in human skills to strengthen their personal development.
In Mexico there are 7 million young people between 15 and 17 who annually are in age of attending senior high education. However, 25% of these people are left every year without opportunities to attend this level of education; reasons are lack of educational coverage, lack of economic resources to continue studying and demotivation to reach higher educational level. Data indicate that out of 100 children enrolled in primary school, only 46 enroll in high school and 25 obtain certificate.
The Program Model proposes to solve lack of opportunities to study senior high school through 3 strategic actions that are: A) Provide free and online education, thanks to a institutional agreement with National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, and within physical spaces located in communities of our beneficiaries. B) Provide personalized, permanent and professional psichologic follow-up to each student, in order to promote continuity in their studies. C) Provide training in human skills.
159 young beneficiaries will have obtained an official senior high school certificate, with which they will have the opportunity to continue their university studies and also insert themselves in employment oportunities that will allow them to obtain better economic incomes. They will also acquire leadership skills to promote important local transformations, promoting new development opportunities for their families and their communities.