In 2010, ENTRENA was selected by Partners of the Americas to implement their A Ganar youth workforce development program in the Dominican Republic. By using soccer and, in the case of the DR, baseball, to help youth between 16 and 24 years in Latin America find jobs, develop entrepreneurial skills or finish their formal schooling, A Ganar combats the serious problem of youth unemployment in Latin America.
Goals of A Ganar
Provide sports-based employability training to at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Increase capacity of partner institutions to implement sport-for-development training which is flexible to meet local needs.
Mobilize a broad range of donors and stakeholders, including sports organizations, businesses, foundations, individuals, Partners’ chapters, and others to advocate and promote youth opportunity.
Strengthen alumni support creating a network that supports safe spaces for youth that promote identity formation, civic engagement, and service learning.
Develop a network of organizations capable and committed to utilizing sport for youth development. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.partners.net
My name is Kathy Reynaud. I am a teacher and also the coordinator of A Ganar, a profesional training program for youth that we execute at DREAM Project in Cabarete, a city on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
The program A Ganar was created by Partner of the Americas, and it is carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, it is coordinated by Entrena. The principal goal of the program is to create employment opportunities for youth in situations of vulnerability.