The Financially Self-Sufficient School Model – Paraguay: Economically Empowering Education for Low-Income Youth
A “good” education is considered one of the best routes out of poverty, but for poor youth in developing countries, education is neither good, nor generally available. There are not enough schools, and existing schools tend to be under-funded, poorly equipped and staffed with poorly trained teachers. There is a serious mismatch between the education students receive and the skills they actually need to earn a decent living. We are changing this paradigm! We have developed a new model of technical/vocational education that provides low-income, chronically under-employed youth with an education that is 100% market-based, at schools that are 100% financially self-sufficient and enable 100% of their graduates to find jobs, create their own employment or continue their educations.