Over 15 million people live in the massive metropolis of Mexico City, but only about a quarter of them have a high school degree. Despite Mexico’s attempt to increase the amount of money spent on education as a percentage of its Gross Domestic Production, the country is consistently among the last ranked in educational performance. Jorge Camil, Game Changer, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Enova, is attempting to change that.
Enova is currently operating schools and libraries in low income areas of Mexico City to try to improve the educational levels of those who otherwise may not have the resources to be able to learn. Their goal is to provide proper technology and a quality education to every Mexican who wants it; to turn education into a right, not a luxury.
The requirements to become a student at an Enova school are minimal. Those who have a desire to learn are able to, and can do learn at their own pace, in their own style. Camil believes that everyone has a distinct way of learning and, with the proper technology, everyone can learn in different ways.
A tablet can teach an auditory learner, a visual learner and a textual learner the same subject at the same pace, without having repeat information as would be necessary in a traditional classroom.
Over a 500,000 people, young and old, have benefited from Enova’s schools. They hope this education will help those people inspire others to get educated and lift up Mexico as a whole.