G-1613

Fast Track Youth Development

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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Guatemala City

Total Budget: $124,824

Area of Focus: Economic and community development



This project targets returning migrant youths for job training and completion of their high school education (nearly 50% of 15 year old Guatemalan are not in school.) Students receive room and board on the outskirts of Guatemala City and receive high school education for three hours a day and then intern at a local business for the rest of the day. Guatemala city has a strong hotel and restaurant market and the USAID report attached stressed the need for additional trained chefs and kitchen personnel to cater to the tastes of international guests.

The project includes training teachers, retrofitting the kitchen in the building, a computer lab with computers and furnishings for the students. Since the target jobs are hotel and restaurant work the kitchen and living areas will serve as training areas.

The local club and income from the internships will fund about $100,000 US to the project, Rotary will fund 56%. Further USAID identified 3 key areas Guatemala needs to improve in their educational field "(1) improving curriculum design and pedagogy,

(2) providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and (3) enhancing labor market bridging services to help students find gainful employment after graduating." This grant addresses curriculum design and pedagogy and

bridging services to help students find gainful employment after graduating. through classroom and internship modules.

A 2018 survey by the Manpower Group shows that 39% of applicants lack required experience and 22% lack the necessary hard skills for requested employment.

This project mirrors a Rotary grant funded boarding school on the east coast of Guatemala that is accredited and has subsequently been funded by the Ministry of Education at ever increasing amounts for the last 13 years. 80% of the students at the other school graduate with a job and a high school diploma.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Nueva Guatemala

Primary Contact: Esteban Dudenhoefer

Email: voluntarios@aktenamit.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Cross Timbers, Flower Mound

Primary Contact: Will Carlton

Email: wacarlton@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $50,550
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Nueva Guatemala (4250)

8-Aug-18

$500

$0

$500

District 5790 DDF

8-Aug-18

-

$20,000

$20,000

Cross Timbers, Flower Mound (5790)

14-Aug-18

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Hurst-Euless-Bedford (5790)

18-Sep-18

$500

$0

$500

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$50,550

-

$50,550

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$28,275

$20,000

$48,274

Total

$124,824

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

8-Aug-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

8-Aug-18

by Mike Sherwood

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Mike Sherwood of the Rotary Club of Flower Mound, District 5790.

14-Aug-18

by Will Carlton

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Will Carlton of the Rotary Club of Cross Timbers, Flower Mound, District 5790.

18-Sep-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Bill Schultz of the Rotary Club of Hurst-Euless-Bedford, District 5790.

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