In line with the International Youth Day celebrated in August 12th, the speaker representative of the National Youth Institute in Mexico (IMJUVE) during a radio interview on Imagen Radio with News-Speaker Fernanda Familiar, said that in Mexico there are 37.5 million of people between the ages of 12 and 29. As a result of their most recent survey (2013) on the youth’s needs/problems nationwide, youngster from 15 to 22 years-old pleaded. “give me a scholarship to go to high-school/university”.
This summer, we at LIGA MAC, are about to conclude the process of annual registration of new scholarship grantees. To this date, we have granted more than 400 scholarships distributed amongst students of 9 middle-schools, 5 high-schools and ITES university. LIGA MAC’s scholarship program, "Adelante con la Educación or ACE” (moving forward with education) provides tuition fees, mandatory uniforms, shoes and school supplies to students in good academic standing who are in jeopardy of leaving school because of financial hardships at home.
In view of the new school year, we are working on the designation of the last spots available. This is done in close coordination with the schools. Social workers and principals pre-select the candidate and refer them to us.