We’re excited to announce 4 new strategic NGO partners joining Team4Tech’s community from Latin America!
- Arrastão Project
- Supporting families in Brazil’s socially vulnerable Campo Limpo region in São Paolo since 1968, Arrastão Project offers daycare, children and teen, youth training, and entrepreneurship programming to over 1000 learners. Students face adversities including lack of income, risk of violence, socio-emotional weaknesses, and lack of access to healthcare. Arrastão Project helps these students achieve autonomy, become agents of change in their communities, and increase their professional and economic potential.
- Pró-Saber SP
- Working against significant disparities in access to quality education in Brazil, Pró-Saber’s mission is to strengthen Brazilian children’s integral education through experiences in reading and playing. Pró-Saber operates programming for young readers, teens, and literacy educators, as well as a community library serving over 8,000 registered users. 80% of families participating in Pró-Saber programming report seeing a positive impact on their child’s reading ability.
- Fundación Compromiso
- Fundación Compromiso provides free training in digital trades for Brazilian and Argentinian students experiencing socioeconomic barriers. Their hybrid educational model prepares students for the digital economy, offering coursework in digital marketing, e-commerce, web programming, IT, and more. 70% of Fundación Compromiso graduates secure employment in the tech market, which increases their average family income by 20% during their first professional year.
- Empowering youth with little access to technology in Nicaragua, CREA provides educational resources, library services, and youth development programming. The CREA Library and Learning Center builds a learning culture for over 2,000 participants through small group classes, and the CREA mobile library reaches four remote communities every week. Using research-based interventions and strategies, CREA helps students reverse learning loss and experience greater academic success in an underserved region.
Chosen from a group of 66 NGO applicants representing 15 different countries, this select group increases Team4Tech’s partner presence in Latin America and the Caribbean to 7 total education NGOs. Each selected education organization will receive an annual $15,000 matching grant, training and resources from Team4Tech staff and Fellows, and access to a global online Community of Practice as well as regional support from our Latin America & Caribbean Hub. Over the 3-5 year partnership, our goal is to build organizational capacity and accelerate impact for under-resourced learners to create education and economic opportunities.
In collaboration with these organizations, Team4Tech will impact nearly 11K learners in Brazil, Argentina, and Nicaragua. We’re thrilled to kick off these new relationships and co-design solutions for bridging the digital equity gap in education.