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This fund aims to build community centers for the youth on the remote island of chacahua in Oaxaca, Mexico. The indigenous/ afromexican community of chacahua lives in conditions of extreme poverty. Recent influxes of international tourism have begun to to cause gentrification as foreigners move in and build business the island becomes more and more unaffordable for the locals that have inhabited the island for generations. Making matters worse. As always the most vulnerable in this situation are the children. The ideal waves for surfing which initially attracted tourism to chacahua are also the only thing keeping the youth from turning to alcoholism and drug use. We aim to build community centers to keep the kids off the streets and to have a place where they can learn a variety of subjects such as English, art, dance, music and also trades such as barbering; skill sets they can use to help provide for themselves and their families. In this way the community can have more tools to slow the effects of gentrification and avoid displacement, preserving the culture and community of chacahua.
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