August 18, 2022 – WPDI is very proud to announce the recent renewal of its partnership with the Fundación Telmex Telcel in Mexico. As one of the most important Mexican institutions for social inclusion, Fundación Telmex Telcel had actively supported WPDI as we deployed programs to foster peacebuilding, entrepreneurship and ICT in underprivileged communities of Mexico from 2016 to 2021. The support of Fundación Telmex Telcel had been instrumental in helping us develop new formats of our activities that we were then piloting in Chiapas and Tijuana. These included programs that are now mainstreamed in our work in Mexico and beyond, notably those of Tijuana aimed at fostering the rehabilitation of young inmates and the socioeconomic insertion of migrants. With the current juncture revealing the extent of new or aggravated challenges that underprivileged youths and women as well as other vulnerable groups face in Mexico, the Fundación Telmex Telcel determined that it was of the essence to invest anew in the kind of social innovation that WPDI has grown increasingly recognized for.

Building on our past joint achievements, our renewed cooperation will notably contribute to expand the scope of our programs on conflict resolution education and vocational trainings, on trauma and on entrepreneurship, including the incubation of small businesses designed and developed by local youths and women from vulnerable backgrounds. An important part of the joint effort will bear on fostering access to information technology and related skills, which will include notably to help us establish a new Community Learning Center in Chiapas, at Mitontic, that WPDI youths undertook to create in order to bring services into indigenous areas. This ICT component will be all the more exciting that we have recently improved our platform to offer more and better designed online educational resources to our beneficiaries.

All in all, renewing cooperation with the Fundación Telmex Telcel will allow WPDI to help more individuals as well as communities of Chiapas and Tijuana regain their capacity for resilience in very critical times.

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