In school, everything is possible!

picture collage of boys in schoolExecuting Institution: “El Umbral” Centro de Apoyo Juvenil
Location: Maipo, Santiago
Grant Value:USD 4,100

The project works with school children (ages 9 to 13), from the poorest families of Villa Esperanza in Maipo an area with high delinquency and gang activity. Potential beneficiaries are selected according to their academic and social vulnerability. Bi-weekly after-school workshops offer tools to improve their academic performance and prevent school drop-outs. In addition, the project offers recreational activities to foster adoption of constructive values, respect for each other within the school and within their families, and awareness of the negative consequences associated to drug related behavior and teen-age pregnancy.