Ekpapalek is an initiative to empower student Latinos/as to develop their career with the objective to give them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and become the new social and economic leaders of Latin America. Clarissa is the founder of this program. I meet her through video chat when she was still pursuing her graduate studies in Australia and when I was going to be there for a work meeting. I admire her enthusiasm and passion for trying to build a better community by focusing on education. Thus, I became interested in Ekpapalek and especially in the mentor program where mentors dedicate some hours a month to advise young people about graduate programs, internships, grants and about their personal experience as an international graduate student.
Here is the link of a video summarizing the first year of Ekpapalek and Ekpapalek Mujeres (for women). Ekpapalek Mujeres is the new fledgling project for Clarissa where she can be more focused on empowerment trough training and education to women in rural areas throughout Latin America.
Official Website : http://www.ekpapalek.com/