Hi, my name is Andrea Rincón, I'm a human rights and immigration activist at the Tijuana-San Diego border and founder of Border Youth Collective*. Help me present my project: The Digital School for Migrant Children in Colombia, recognized by The New York Times. (Link to article)
The Digital School for Migrant children began in the pandemic with the purpose of defending the right to education of migrant children and youth living in shelters in Tijuana, Mexico. This July 17th I was selected to present this project in Caldas, Colombia and I need your support with travel expenses, such as the airplane ticket and lodging.
For myself, doing this project is the result of many years raising and fighting for the voice of migrant children and youth I have assisted, supported, and just established an overall affectuous and compassion-filled relationship.
This project goes beyond just 'work'. My purpose with migrant children and youth has been to humanize them; to demonstrate them that they still have a life ahead of them full of dreams and a high quality of life they have been deprived of. I firmly believe that community work is a fundamental tool to combat and lower inequalities, racism, classism, xenophobia, and ableism, from which migrant children and youth are the most globally vulnerable.
Because of this, help me spread the word about my work and GoFundMe. #EducationHasNoBorders
*Border Youth Collective is a non-profit organization that, through the lens of intersectionality, works for the protection of youth human rights and migrant children who have been repatriated or are seeking asylum in the US with the constant monitoring of individual cases through an educational and political intervention.
**Get to know my work! https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/radio/r_directtalk/202209290600/