Venezuela is a large country located in the Northern part of South America. The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is the center of all of Venezuela’s trading, education, and tourism. In the 20th century, Venezuela was a poorer country with a farming based economy. However, due to the finding of large oil and petroleum reserves, Venezuela’s economy is doing much better than it was a century prior. Venezuela’s economy is one that mainly focuses on exporting energy resources such as petroleum, oil, and hydroelectric power. In fact, Venezuela is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and petroleum. However, because of some fluctuations in the oil and petroleum prices, Venezuela has experienced a great recession in its economy. This has caused a lot of inflation, meaning people have been laid off jobs and there is high unemployment. Many children are also affected by this in the form of not receiving proper schooling.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Strive2Thrive Edu is happy to align with five United Nations sustainable development goals throughout Venezuela. The sustainable development goals that we strive to work towards include general well being (3), quality education (4), gender equality (5), reduced inequalities (10), and partnership with local organizations (17). In Venezuela, we have partnered with an underserved school for girls that empowers girls and young women to raise independent and confident individuals (goal 17). Initiatives that define goal three are our projects that teach girls health and hygiene that give them the knowledge to take care of their health. For sustainable development goal four, Strive2Thrive Edu teaches classes like English, math, leadership, and many more. Through these classes, girls and families of lower socioeconomic status are allowed access to quality education. This reduces inequalities, not only among genders but also among socioeconomic classes in Venezuela (goals five and ten).