PROJECT: Proyecto Puentes: Building Linkages Between Education and Life for Youth in Guatemala

CLIENT: USAID/Guatemala (subgrant to World Vision)
MARKET: Western Highlands of Guatemala
The overall goal of this project is to improve the quality of life for youth aged 15-24 from the Western Highlands of Guatemala, as measured by employment, education, development assets and hopefulness indicators, thereby addressing the major drivers of undocumented external migration. J&A is contributing to this goal by:
• Managing technical work groups to develop market-relevant life schools and technical curricula
• Incorporating sexual and reproductive health into the curricula
• Developing competency-based certifications
• Providing quality assurance and capacity building for life skills, and basic and technical education providers