Worldfund in Mexico
Mexico has always been a primary focus of Worldfund because of the country’s strategic position in the hemisphere. We created and launched our teacher and principal training programs (The Inter-American Partnership for Education, and LISTO) starting in 2007.
In 2010, the Worldfund Mexico office was established to support rapid program expansion. Worldfund Mexico is a fully-registered charity that can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations made in Mexico.
Mexico lags behind the rest of the world in education quality relative to GDP earnings per capita. The country is one of the world’s top ten largest economies, but consistently scores at the bottom of every international test of student achievement. Over 40% of Mexican 15 year olds in school scored at the lowest level in the PISA reading test and over 50% scored at the lowest level in math and science. This means that over half of Mexican youth are functionally illiterate and cannot solve simple equations or explain basic scientific phenomenon.
Teacher quality remains an urgent issue. Some 70% of Mexican teachers failed the national teacher exam (OECD, 2010).