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 NGOs in the rural and mountainous zones of Nayarit, Mexico 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. In addition, parents are offered training to learn about safe work practices, develop new skills, and build up future opportunities.
These childcare centers give around 500 children access to balanced nutrition, computer and other educational classes, health care services, and recreational activities. Since 2001, over 6,900 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 22,000 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:
Our support of 15 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.
We’ve supported education programs in 15 villages in Vinukonda since 2011. In 2015, 1,798 children directly benefitted from this program.
To learn more about our focus on education we invite you to explore our Access to Education - Short Leaflet.
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.