Young people in rural communities of Oaxaca struggle to gain employability skills and to maintain their cultural identity. Union de Museos Comunitarios de Oaxaca, A.C. (UMCO) partners with schools to facilitate workshops, festivals, exchanges and museum exhibits that help develop the leadership, technical skills and cultural identity of children and adolescents. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Mexico. UMCO’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
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|Our vision of change: community museums and schools strengthening visions from the past and the futu||Mexico||2012 – 2018||$219,070||$492,624||3,530 individuals||4,900 individuals||civic engagement
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