We support programs that promote inclusive and equitable education for individuals and communities that are especially vulnerable, marginalized, or subject to discrimination.
Our goal is to ensure full access to learning opportunities at all stages (such as early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, and vocational) to acquire the knowledge and skills they need.
We’re working in cooperation with the local NGO “Desarollo Rural de Nayarit” in the state of Nayarit to support children of tobacco workers who migrate with their families to the coastal zone at harvest time. Our aim is to prevent and discourage child labor by providing these children with spaces where they can benefit from full-day activities. Throughout the year, several childcare centers give 1,450 children access to balanced nutrition, health care services, computer, and other educational classes and recreational activities.
During the 2017/18 tobacco season, the opening times of the centers were extended and the accommodation capacity was increased to welcome as many children as possible (up to 450 per day). Since 2001, over 9,400 children have benefitted from this program.
In 16 regions in Russia, we’re supporting “Status: Online”, a program that provides training to the elderly and the disabled on computer, financial, and legal literacy. By learning to use computers and navigate online situations, participants improve their social and economic well-being.
For example, they can learn how to use state services online, get access to tax information, make online utility payments, arrange doctor appointments, and increase their chances for employment or entrepreneurship.
Program activities include:
PMI has supported this program since 2013, and over 26,000 people attended classes since the beginning of the project.
In the tobacco-growing region of Vinukonda, India, keeping children in school is an acute challenge due to:
Building a local culture of awareness and prevention of child labor is one of the most enduring and critical actions we can take.
Our support since 2011 of after-school programs and in-school awareness campaigns is helping us identify the most vulnerable children and provide support for them to stay in school. We’re also providing assistance to improve school infrastructure and strengthen community structures and local service providers.
In 2017, the number of schools supported by PMI was 49. Over the years, the vulnerability of children dropping out from schools has considerably reduced with an average raise in attendance to 95.5%. Over 3,000 children are directly participating to the After School Programs, the major initiative under this project, while over 1,000 children enjoy the improved facilities through school infrastructure development. In addition, around 5,000 children in the vicinity are indirectly impacted through awareness and sensitization activities.
We support programs that promote employment and income-generating activities for socially vulnerable individuals and communities.
We strive to enhance the lives of women and girls and improve their status in society.
Our disaster and emergency relief support helps communities around the world rebuild after a crisis.