The education system in rural Mexico does not equip students to access emerging career opportunities or achieve their dreams.
Chiquilá, Mexico is located just about 2 hours north west of Cancun. This small fishing village is home to just over 4,000 people. The culture for many years has been rooted in the fishing industry. Locals rarely leave the community and the expectation is that young men will grow to take over their family business.
In the recent years, a small island off the coast of Chiquilá has blossomed into a boutique getaway. Isla Holbox is now a hot spot for European tourism, kite surfing, whale sharks and great cuisine. The influx of western culture has disrupted the social normalcies of the small town, causing both progress and limitation for the youth of the village.