The Cultural and Technical Association, with the support of Fundacion MAPFRE, is working to lessen the possibilities that the young people of the Casavalle neighborhood of Montevideo get access to harmful habits or a life of delinquency, by providing equal opportunities in education and work.
To this aim, the Association has put in place the “An option for the youth of Casavalle” program in the Los Pinos Educational Center. This program reduces school dropout among children and adolescents, and increases opportunities for access to higher education, as well as technical and inter-personal training for work.
Educational support is by individual monitoring of each student, as well as by regular contact with their family setting which help create a favorable base for developing a desire for self-improvement, self-esteem and social skills.
In addition, the Association prepares youngsters, of between 18 and 24 years and who neither study nor work (34.6% of the neighborhood population) to enter the labor market. For six months these students receive quality training in technical areas, which allows them access to employment.
The Cultural and Technical Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 which promotes the carrying out of diverse social and cultural projects to help the most disadvantaged people of Uruguay.