We are pleased to announce that the ABE program has launched in Mexico. Hosted by Fundación EDUCA, ABE Mexico will be implemented in schools in Mexico City and the state of Morelos, where it will serve low-income students. The program is set to start at four schools with almost 500 students! The program will be led by Site Director Nancy Perez, Site Coordinator Viridiana Martinez, and Lab Technician Natalia Mayen.
In addition, ABE Mexico is partnering with The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa, one of the most recognized public universities in Mexico City. The university's biotechnology department will make available the laboratory space and equipment for the program and will be responsible for the safekeeping of materials and reagents.
In March, teachers took part in their first program training in the ABE Foundations of Biotech curriculum. As a way to help ABE Mexico with the experience, ABE Tampa's site coordinator joined the training to share her expertise in managing the program in Florida, one of 12 U.S. locations.