Indigenous young people in Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region lack opportunities to develop their potential and create a sense of belonging, which pushes them to leave their communities in search of a better life. Asociación Para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Juventud (ADESJU) offers youth cultural activities, sports programs and entrepreneurship opportunities (in the municipalities of Chiantla and Aguacatán) to counter high school dropout rates, entry into gangs, and substance abuse. ADESJU also encourages young people to build lives in Guatemala. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Guatemala.
This grant is part of the IAF’s broader initiative to improve prosperity, security, and democratic governance at the community level, consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Youth Development Program||Guatemala||2012 – 2021||$578,125||$339,914||1,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
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