The CALI Foundation seeks to identify and foster the leadership needed to promote a more just and equitable Central America.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP
Human problems were created by us, therefore they require solutions by humans - solutions by leaders driven by values and community, rather than ego and self-interest.
Authentic, values-driven leaders make a significant impact on their communities and society when they are activated..
We need more values-driven leaders to step forward and work together to address the major challenges we are facing today. But we cannot wait for these leaders to emerge on their own. We need to develop them, now.
The crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic caused the CALICANTO Foundation to urgently adapt to the drastic changes that have affected its beneficiaries, who abruptly had to comply with the extreme quarantine and the majority losing their jobs.
Through its venture CEPIA, it provided support to poor communities facing food crisis conditions due to the economic situation caused by the pandemic and its negative impact on local tourism in the province of Guanacaste.
In 2006, Maria Pacheco CALI 2 (Guatemala) had the opportunity to be part of the second CALI generation. That same year she was selected to participate, along with 15 other women from around the world, in a mentoring program of the global organization Vital Voices.
Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an organized, civic and trade union group that seeks, in a coordinated, selfless, and supportive manner, to coordinate, facilitate and implement a comprehensive, multisector, and multidimensional plan in response to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.