The Cultural and Technical Association works to reduce school dropout rate in the deprived neighborhood of Casavalle, in Montevideo, and to improve access to employment for young people and adolescents.
The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is located in the southeastern region of South America, with the Río de la Plata, which separates it from Argentina, to the south. More than half of the nation’s population is concentrated in the metropolitan area of the capital, Montevideo. Among development indexes, it can boast of having the highest rate of literacy in Latin America and the most equitable distribution of income of the region. A project which is being developed in the capital of Montevideo is receiving support from the Fundación MAPFRE.
The Cultural and Technical Association carries out development activities and vocational training for 210 children and young people in the neighborhood of Casavalle in Montevideo, with the aim of reducing the school dropout rate and increasing chances of access to employment.