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Our Approach

Who We Help

Many are the problems resulting from too many gifted children not being recognised on time, such as dropouts, depression, bullying, waste of potential...

TARCO Association focuses on identifying gifted children in Mexico coming from disadvantaged areas at a young age and give them the opportunity to develop their own merits. By living a fulfilled life closer to their maximum potential, they can become themselves a positive force in society.

It is a hard question to ask since many people are in need. By selecting a particular problem, condition or population every action is implicitly discriminating - this can create a moral dilemma. We have to start somewhere; that is why we chose to consider a project with the highest impact for change and potentially allowing to tackle and increasingly number of problems – consequently creating a virtuous cycle.

The program starts in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, which is an area with great disparities between the rich and the poor, that have resulted in an increase in violence among those excluded from society. TARCO Association aims to provide gifted children better opportunities in life.


What do we do?


TARCO Association is a philanthropic organisation whose goal is to promote Meritocracy and Social Mobility. We aim to do this by providing tailor made and accelerated educational programs to develop all forms of intelligence to gifted children from disadvantaged areas. Selected high potential candidates will have access to scholarship programs, housing and basic needs in exchange for a commitment to our values of Brotherhood, Respect, Voluntarism, Transparency and Truth.

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Selection process

Young Gifted Individuals

The selection process is based on a Mensa International recognized IQ and psychometric tests. Those 5 to 16 yrs. who score exceptionally high can qualify for a free scholarship program, housing and coverage of their basic needs.

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Who can apply?

  • Children from low-income households

    • This is to ensure that the aid is provided to those who need it the most

  • Who have scored significantly high on the different tests

    • This is in line with our resource allocation policy

  • Children between the age of 5 and 16

    • Research indicates that the period where the most effective learning is done is before 16

  • Who show predisposition of high moral standards and merit

    • In line with our Meritocratic values

  • Whose individuals and family agree to participate in our program

    • It is a Voluntary program

Holding Hands

Summary of what we do

  • Help young gifted individuals 5-16yrs

  • Provide Scholarship, housing and basic needs (food, housing, etc…)

  • Individually Personalised Teaching programs to incite vocational training and strengthening of weaknesses.

  • Encourage and guide the students towards a career or University/Higher education.

  • Provide with moral support and a positive social environment.

Our Approach: About Us

Contact TARCO Association

Case Postale 1137, Rue Du Mont-Blanc 18,
Geneva 1211 Switzerland


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