Early in the 2013, World Learning, Cisco Mexico and USAID Mexico formally kicked off the pilot project entitled ICT Networking and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Project to foster stronger and more resilient communities that can withstand the pressure of crime and violence. The two major objectives of the project are to build the ICT and entrepreneurship skills base in the northern Mexican cities of Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey, and Tijuana, and to provide at-risk youth with greater access to safe spaces. The project does this by establishing the Cisco Networking Academy for students, their immediate families, and other members of the community at public high schools in the three cities. A total of 1200 entrepreneurs and 660 networkers are targeted for training and support. The Mexican government hopes to replicate this pilot across Mexico.
|Location||Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean|