Through the Chamos Scholarship Programme, we provide 3 young people the opportunity to attend Universidad Metropolitana, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Our programme supports these students throughout their university career, giving them certainty of funding all the way until they graduate.
NUTRITION AT SCHOOL
Hunger is one of the biggest reasons for children not attending school in Venezuela. Since 2018, we have been supporting a programme that provides 460 students and teachers with daily balanced meals, significantly increasing attendance and improving children’s ability to learn while at school.
Following the pandemic, thousands of children have fallen behind in basic reading, writing and maths. We're helping them catch up by giving tools to schools and communities: setting up community-led education centres, training parents and teachers in innovative teaching methodologies, and equipping schools with technology.
Community participation and socialising are as important to children’s development as a formal education. We work on projects to offer these opportunities - from recreational activities and toy donations to extracurricular courses like participatory design programmes, through which children transform a public space in their community.
Our projects provide children and young people with skills to help them secure employment beyond school: from coding courses, to workshops to teach CV-writing and basic computer skills. We also sponsor 10 young people with disabilities through a programme that prepares them for the workplace and facilitates partnerships to find them employment at the end of the course.
REDUCING DROPOUT RATES
For many young people living in Petare, one of the biggest favelas in South America, studying and prioritising education is close to impossible. We sponsor 40 students on a programme that supports them through their final years of school, aiming at reducing dropout rates and giving them opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
RESOURCES & INFRASTRUCTURE
Since 2014, we have been providing schools with the tools they need to ensure children get the most out of their education: from donating computers and tablets, to providing clean water and improving facilities like playgrounds, bathrooms and classrooms.
WELLBEING & DIGNITY
All children have the right to attend school with the resources they need to learn. We provide school support scholarships that include medical checkups, daily meals, and school supplies; as well as donating basic resources such as shoes and uniforms that enable children to learn with dignity.