By Jorge Luis Oceguera, Channel and Marketing Manager–
One purpose of state governments and public organizations is to help local communities. Among other things, the people need tools and resources to improve their quality of living, whether it’s with training, classes, recreation, or other social or cultural activities. Government can have a great capacity for helping people by providing these tools to enrich the lives of their constituents.
Local community centers, in particular, can be a very effective way to benefit the people. Whether for the poor or the wealthy, having a community center can do wonders. With workshops, libraries, classes, seminars, arts and more, community centers provide an abundance of enlightenment, education, edification and enjoyment for local residents.
Corruption in San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, has several community centers that provide training for local residents. These centers focus on “promoting values, the arts and trades to integrate them into the city’s social and economic activities.” However, while four have been constructed, only two are in operation — and one of these has some issues with corruption.
A major concern is that this area of Mexico has many low-income families with many children. Community centers can make a pivotal difference in helping steer children away from drug problems common to the area. Each of these community centers would provide educational classes in arts, trades, literacy, first aid, carpentry, Tae Kwon Do and more. As such, children can learn skills and get educated on important social issues.
Sadly, the local government administrators have not made an effort to deal with corruption in the conflict of ownership, including who possesses the keys to the building, issues over theft, and others.
Dealing with corruption is not something to delay. In the case of community centers, citizens are put on hold.
If organizations employ anti-corruption tools like EyeDetect™ to detect corruption as it’s happening, communities can move forward with beneficial programs.