Thanks to the support of our our partners, USAID, ACDI/VOCA, Tinker Foundation, Limmat Stiftung, EMpower, Corona Foundation and AlvarAlice Foundation, in conjunction with the Tecnocentro Cultural Somos Pacífico, the San Francisco de Assis Center for Community Development of Cali’s San Buenaventura University, Comfandi, the SIDOC Foundation and the Women’s World Bank (WWB) Foundation of Colombia, 97 at-risk youths graduated on June 15 from the “Rumbo Joven” employability program.
These youths, who live in Cali’s underprivileged neighborhoods of Potrero Grande and Siloé, will begin now the process of exploring employment opportunities. We are confident that at least 70% will find work in the mainstream workforce.
It is our hope that all the knowledge acquired in the “Rumbo Joven” program will help them find formal employment, and in this way be become contributing members of the community.
It is important to highlight that since 2014 to the present, five hundred and forty-six youths, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four, have graduated from this program.