I believe in the transformative power of education, I believe that racism, misogyny, abuse, and violence can be dramatically reduced through education, by exposing people to different ways of life, I believe that everybody deserves a chance and that the only difference between nice, non-racist, honest people is the ideas and behaviors they see every day. If they see better things they´ll become better people.
80iq is the number of IQ points you gain when you are exposed to new ideas according to Alan Kay the father of artificial intelligence, the main goal of the program is to expose kids from La Merced market – that are surrounded by violence- to kindness, feminism, inclusion, respect, and love. I teach them to say no, that their voice matter, that those adults are not always right, that they can leave any situation when they feel uncomfortable, I teach them to set boundaries, I teach them self-love, and self-care, I teach them everything I wish someone told me when I was a girl growing up at a misogynistic world. I want to show them that education can actually lead to a better life and that knowledge can set them free, that they are not powerless. 80iq is about cultural exchange, great ideas, and great people is about creating the world I want to live in, by changing one kid at a time.
After a year operating inside la Merced I decided to take it out and create a more complete program, now we joined Traso A.C where kids from Tacubaya and the original kids from La Merced can benefit the program, we now benefit 15 kids intead of 5.
What Traso Provides.
What Eat Like a Local Provides
This is the first generation of 80IQ kids, and I hope that Eat Like a Local keeps growing so I can keep helping more and more kids every year.