In school, everything is possible!

Executing Institution: El Umbral Centro de Apoyo Juvenil
Location: Maipo, Santiago
Grant Value:USD 4,000
The project works directly with 60 school-age children and youth, from the most socially conflicting areas of Maipu. Beneficiaries are selected based on their social vulnerability, including victims of home-based violence, drug consumption, or participation in street-gangs. For this purpose, the project offers three after-school workshops per week that include both academic and recreational activities. Sessions last 2 hours and are followed by traditional Chilean ‘onces'(evening tea) for healthy social interaction. The objective of this project is to motivate the students to reach high and sustained grades in school as well as to foster the adoption of constructive values and respect for each other.