Oaxaca is the state with the second lowest education level in Mexico. On average in 2020, Oaxacans have only 8.1 years of schooling, which equals just over the second year of junior high ('secondary') school. This is almost 2 years less than on national level and more than 10 years less compared to the wealthier OECD-countries, that have an average of 18.5 years of schooling.
This lack of proper education spurs generations of people growing up in poverty. Students abandon their schooling due to a lack of economic resources and motivation, as well as a sizeable jump in difficulty level between junior high and high school that leaves them ill prepared and unmotivated. To address these problems, we developed an Education Program together with local partners, which consist of several pillars.
Are you interested in participating in this project? Open the leaflet below to see what you can do!