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Harmonizer Program in Mexico
The Harmonizer Program in Mexico addresses an important need in Tijuana; a city that has been hit with much crime and violence in the past several years. Now that the violence in Tijuana has mostly abated, the city and its youths are poised to make positive changes. The Harmonizer Program in Mexico was officially established in the City of Tijuana in early 2014, with the intention of providing youth participants of the program with practical skills that will help them to transform their communities, enhance their chances of obtaining jobs, and reduce the incidence of violence in their surroundings. The program educates youth in conflict resolution, community-building, yoga and meditation, life skills, ICT so that they have all the tools that they need to spearhead their own peace-building initiatives.
WPDI is currently training 34 young people with leadership potential through online and in-person educational sessions. At the end of these trainings, these participants will be certified in conflict resolution, breathing and movement technologies, and life coaching and will have launched and operated their own community-enhancing projects.
In May 2015, WPDI launched the second phase of the Harmonizer Program in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
WPDI Mexico Staff
Francisco Diez, Latin America Director
Heriberto Garcia, Program Manager
Tanya Alejandra Moto, Program Assistant
Martin Toledo, Program Support Assistant
Kathia Loyzapga, Program Coordinator
Sophie Weber, Program Support Assistant