Enterprising Schools - Phase I

Scope: San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima)
Cooperating entity: Inter American Foundation - IAF

It strengthened entrepreneurial skills in the adolescents of two secondary schools in San Juan de Lurigancho, so that they contribute to their own development, that of their families and their community, in the perspective of overcoming poverty and preventing gender violence. From the educational curriculum, the capacities associated with entrepreneurship were reinforced (self-esteem, perseverance, creativity and vision of the future); productive workshops were implemented (clothing, bakery, carpentry) and business initiatives were promoted from the Education for Work (EPT) courses. At the same time, spaces of district consultation were created with authorities, leaders and businessmen, so that the changes achieved in the schools are sustainable.