More than 2,000 children have improved their critical thinking and communication skills through computer programs provided by ChildFund in collaboration with Intel Corporation and National Pedagogical University. "Ludotecas" (playrooms), which are in about 84 percent of our community centers in Mexico, use toys and games to encourage creative thinking and help children ages 6 to 12 with their reading, oral expression and body language skills. The Activate program helps children improve their academic performance in the education system in Mexico.
We also empower youth as they participate in Youth Committees, which give adolescents a forum to discuss issues such as drug prevention, reproductive health, ecology and sanitation. They also participate in vocational training activities and computer workshops. In addition, about 50 young people are being trained and will receive certification as human rights promoters.