Many communities in southern Mexico live in extreme poverty and face challenges of access to quality education, food security, democratic governance, and pressure to migrate in search of employment opportunities. Centro de Formación Integral para Promotores Indígenas, A.C. (CEFIPI) is coordinating with Tseltal communities in Chiapas to implement a cross-cutting training program to improve skills in managing community development and sustainable smallholder agriculture. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Mexico. CEFIPI’s activities strengthen grassroots communities through education and training and they build peer-to-peer learning.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Community-led education and development in northern Chiapas.||Mexico||2018 – 2021||$170,745||$220,955||3,500 individuals||15,000 individuals||leadership and education|
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