Binational Education Week (SBE) 2021, aimed to provide options for Mexicans seeking to continue their education with the necessary information about universities.
SBE 2021 was held from August 23 to 27 in multiple cities in the United States. In border cities such as El Paso, McAllen, Laredo or Nogales, and in cities with a large population of immigrants from Mexico such as Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, among others.
It is part of the United States-Mexico Binational Migrant Education Program (PROBEM), which aims to provide care and publicize educational opportunities to migrant children and youth. Fairs, workshops and courses are promoted in Mexican consulates in the United States.
The event offered online education options, institutions to study and finish studies in basic, middle and upper secondary education. In addition to higher education programs for undocumented migrants at community colleges and universities. Information on revalidation of studies for returning migrants and courses on computer science, mathematical engineering and Spanish were also offered.
The SBE in Los Angeles was attended by the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, and authorities from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).
Lidia Acosta, director of multilingual education for LAUSD, explained that they have 212 bilingual programs in the district: "Most who are in these programs started as students from Mexico, English learners and now we also have from Central America."
If you are a migrant in the United States and require information on education issues, you can contact MEXTERIOR on the following page: https://sep.gob.mx/mexterior/
GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO