Inter-Cultur has received a 10 500 EUR grant for a joint vocational training project with the Guatemalan organization Junkabal. The grant will extend the current project, “She thrives: Skill transferring and economic opportunity for women living in Guatemala City’s dump area,” in 2023. Our project, supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, will support the holistic education and business development of 300 women over two years. With support from the Ali & Tujan Nylund Foundation, the project can now be expanded.
“The need for holistic vocational training is very high in the Guatemala City landfill area. The additional support will allow the project to train 150 women while expanding to a new area. The support will cover a monthly stipend of 60 Guatemalan quetzals for the women for the duration of the training period, plus training materials for the duration of the studies, totalling 5,000 quetzals”, says the project manager Aino Salmi from Inter-Cultur.
The Ali & Tujan Nylund Foundation supports education for girls and women in developing countries. The Foundation supports the education of young female students through university scholarships and projects run by NGOs, associations and organizations.