In the rural areas of the States of Puebla, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz there are very few opportunities for young people. Desperation sets in among the young people who have received no formal education and have no real interest in working since they do not see any employment opportunities for them. Young people with a broader vision who are aware of the need for local leadership do not have the resources to start social innovation projects in their communities.
The An investment in the future program seeks to contribute to developing these communities. In order to do so the program supports the education and training of young people from social organizations that work for the benefit of marginalized areas, offering them all the support they need to help them finish their studies and once they have done so, to be able to contribute in ways that help strengthen their home communities.
15 students are currently taking preparatory courses and 54 students are studying at the UPAEP. In addition to educational training, they are supported in the process of integrating into university life and are given help in drawing up a life plan. When they return to their communities they are supported in the search to find employment in line with their studies. 60 graduates are currently at this stage.
129 students benefit from this initiative from the Popular Autonomous State University of Puebla. We wish them every success in their work in becoming agents of change in their families and their environment. These young people are an investment in the future.