Vocational and agricultural education as a response to the migration crisis
The focus of this project is migration control. The project educates people about the dangers and consequences of migrating to the U.S. via Mexico and offers them alternatives in the form of educational courses.
The program IJÀ
With mobile training units (CEDE), FUNDAP offers six-month basic courses in cutting and dressmaking, hairdressing, etc. in remote rural communities. In training centers (Centro Técnico), 12- to 24-month inclusive basic and specialization courses in the same areas are offered. The IJÁ program is completed with the accompanying and leasing program “Seguir para Emprender” for IJÁ graduates who start a small business.
The population of the project region is predominantly engaged in agriculture, although they often have little agricultural knowledge. Within the project, the participants are trained as agricultural promoters in order to commit themselves to agriculture and the environment in their villages and to use and pass on the knowledge they have acquired in order to make agricultural production more profitable.
Our local partner
FUNDAP has been working in western Guatemala since 1981 with the following objectives: Poverty reduction, promotion of schooling and vocational training, promotion of employment and entrepreneurial spirit, strengthening of civil society and democracy.