The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed global expertise on access to quality education for refugee, migrant, and displaced populations. In 2019, Tinker supported IRC to undertake a first-of-its-kind research study on the academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of Venezuelan students in Colombia. The researchers found significant gaps in literacy and particularly math skills among both populations underlining the importance of addressing both access and quality as part of Colombia’s admirable efforts to integrate migrants into its public-school system. The findings also show the importance of addressing social-emotional learning among both migrant and host communities to ensure a safe learning environment.
As we approach the third year of the pandemic, the Tinker Foundation announces funding to 12 organizations working to ensure equitable access to education.
Tinker is pleased to announce its participation in RECARGA, a funder coalition to support public education systems in Central America as they rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This project led by Espacio Público encompassed a study of major corruption cases in four countries –
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Guatemala – to identify factors that enable effective administration of justice, as well as recommendations for each country and the region.
The director of the New York Botanical Garden’s Institute of Systematic Botany recounts the challenge of protecting critical Amazon forests amid a pandemic and an alarming spike in deforestation.
Loreto Iglesias tells us how the Fundación Educacional Crecer con Todos drew on their many years of experience to address school closings in Chile.
Hablamos con Dunia Perdomo, Coordinadora General de Proyectos en OYE, sobre su respuesta institucional frente a la pandemia y dos huracanes devastadoras en el 2020.
Dr. Francisco Zamora Arroyo, Director Senior de Programas, cuenta como la organización binacional Sonoran Institute ha respondido a los desafíos de la pandemia y fortalecido la capacidad de resiliencia de su equipo.
As the global coronavirus pandemic takes hold in Latin America, civil society organizations are stepping forward with speed and resourcefulness.
Dos organizaciones apoyadas por Tinker están trabajando de manera transnacional para reunificar a familias separadas bajo la política Cero Tolerancia.
The Population Council partnered with the General Directorate for Alternative Education—DIGEEX—of the Ministry of Education of Guatemala to improve access, quality, and bring secondary education closer to communities.
In this research brief from early 2019, the authors analyze the current legal frameworks for addressing Venezuelan migration in key receiving countries in Latin America.
We asked three Tinker grantees – Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), the Sonoran
Institute in Mexico, and Women’s Justice Initiative – how they have responded to the pandemic.
The analysis underscores the need to establish formal pathways for fishing community participation in fisheries management and enforcement.
Most foundations in the United States do not accept unsolicited funding requests. Why does Tinker?
The Foundation will launch a special initiative on educational access and equity during COVID-19, as well as temporary changes to other institutional grantmaking.