“Rumbo Joven” is an employability program that seeks to reduce youth unemployment in conditions of exclusion, poverty and limited schooling, displaced by the violence of the Colombian Pacific and its surroundings. This program, is divided in three stages: Life skills, workshop job skills and labor insertion.
The Alvaralice Foundation, in partnership with USAID, ACDI/VOCA, the TIO program (Inclusion and Opportunities Territories or Territorios de Inclusión y Oportunidades, in spanish) of the Santiago de Cali’s mayor’s office, through its Economic Development office (Secretaria de Desarrollo Económico, in Spanish) and the Corona and Limmat Foundations decided to jointly support the 7th cohort of the Rumbo Joven Program that was carried out on the Tecnocentro Cultural Somos Pacífico in Potrero Grande neighborhood and the 1st Cohort that was carried out on the Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario San Francisco de Asís of the San Buenaventura University of Cali in the Siloé neighborhood.
- 114 beneficiaries from the Potrero Grande and Siloé neighborhoods have graduated
- Since march of 2014 to date 449 beneficiaries, ages 18 to 28, have graduated from the Rumbo Joven Program.
- 70% of the beneficiaries who completed the training in work skills stage have entered internships or have been employed by various regional companies.