In Cartagena, Colombia, we run a training program for disadvantaged youth, the Albalab Juvenile Innovation Center.
Here young people learn English, technology and gastronomy, among other things. But primarily they learn how to acquire knowledge on their own and how knowledge and skills can contribute to improving the quality of life in their communities.
Apart from the English part, all teaching is project-based. That is, they learn a topic by working on a specific project that someone in the comnunity needs and benefits from. Young people who have completed the first steps in the program get to work as instructors for the younger ones, and thus the status of knowledge in society is slowly raised.