WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
GoPhilanthropic started its partnership with UMPO in the summer of 2022, with a pilot grant that supports their “Strengthening My Roots” Program. The program provides an alternative education model for children and adolescents that uses participatory methods. The activities will include art, agroecology, and culture. This program is the first step to creating strong ties between them and their territory, their local culture, and ancestral knowledge.
The goals of the program workshops are:
- to strengthen the participants’ ancestral knowledge and strengthen their cultural identity.
- to improve their quality of life and decrease migration from their communities in the Tehuantepec Isthmus.
Through the GoPhil pilot grant, one cohort of 20 children ages 8-11 and 20 youth ages 12-14 from Tehuantepec Isthmus will be able to participate in the program.
This pilot grant will also support “The Gathering for the children and adolescents in our territory.” This will allow at least 70 representatives of local schools, non-profit organizations, and collectives to hold open discussions and promote work addressing the role of children and adolescents in migration, and protecting their culture and territories.