In partnership with Children International (CI), the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) announced the incorporation of project management in programming that gives young people the resources, tools, and skills they need to act as agents of change within their community. PMIEF is a 501(c)(3) Project Management Institution (PMI) supporting charitable organizations.
The PMIEF and CI collaboration will allow young people to tackle the issues of infrastructure dilapidation, substance addiction and crime, public health and safety, and the environment.
This initiative will help vulnerable youth build the skills needed to lead happy, productive lives through more than $1 million in PMIEF CI investment over three years, including a USD 681,339 grant plus in-kind project management, coaching, and educational resources. The experience-based learning programs offered by CI would boost the awareness and appreciation of young people for their civic engagement. In addition, CI Youth Program includes families and members of the community to ensure the mutual effect.
Each year in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Philippines, the United States, and Zambia, CI’s Youth Development Projects involve more than 20,000 young people. In order for PMIEF staff to achieve sustainable best practices in project management, it also focuses on youth and provides training for staff and one year of mentoring expertise.
In the latter half of this year, CI staff will begin project management training and coaching. In 2021, it will pilot the project management-integrated youth program in four countries with a comprehensive scale-up in 10 countries by 2022.