Technology Training for Rural Indigenous Youth

by Asociación Ajb’atz’ Enlace Quiché

Summary

Empowering rural indigenous youth in Guatemala to learn to use computers and the Internet as tools for local development and for strengthening their native language and culture.
$6,550
total raised
35
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Computer training centers and Internet cafés are becoming more prevalent in rural Guatemala. Moreover, being able to do research via Internet, present schoolwork prepared on computer, and use e-mail to seek employment or negotiate a community development project are fast becoming necessities. However, with rural poverty rates over 90%, only a few can pay for training. This project gives 200 youths a year the opportunity to receive quality training in the use of computers and the Internet.

Solution

We offer rural indigenous youths the chance to receive computer and Internet training in courses especially designed to help them be more successful in school. Partial scholarships are offered to those who cannot afford to pay.

Long-Term Impact

This project will build a critical mass of empowered youth who have the skills and self-confidence to help their development and that of their communities. They will be able to obtain better employment and will serve as role models.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.enlacequiche.org
Global Giving Ambassadors' Visit Report

Organization Information

Asociación Ajb’atz’ Enlace Quiché

Location: Santa Cruz del Quiche, Quiche - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.enlacequiche.org
Asociación Ajb’atz’ Enlace Quiché
Project Leader:
Andrew Lieberman
Permanent General Advisor
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 35 donors like you, a total of $6,550 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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