The suspense ends for the 780 teams from all over the continent that sent their projects to move forward in Sustainable Development and overcome child poverty.
Santiago, June 30, 2019 - Today the results of Concausa - the youth meeting organized by América Solidaria, ECLAC and UNICEF with the collaboration of the Caserta Foundation - were released. The meeting is sponsored by the Pedro de Valdivia Pre-University School, and seeks to learn about and disseminate proposals for social innovation that adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 are developing in their communities, taking ownership of the the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. Seventeen groups from all over the continent will participate in the encounter to be held in November in Santiago, Chile.
780 projects were sent by adolescents from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Venezuela, Bolivia and Uruguay. Of these, the selected ones are:
-  Jóvenes Planetarios - Peru
-  STEM for the Streets - United States
-  Miradas más que género - Dominican Republic
- Los Imparables Prevenir es Mejor - Panama
-  Little Hands – Paraguay
-  – Ch'ol-Maya Indigenous Youth Observatory - Mexico
-  Huertos medicinales - Mexico
-  Prevention of gender-based violence through theatre – Honduras
-  Operation Firefly – Uruguay
-  A New Generation – El Salvador
-  ¡Aqui merecemos futuro! – Guatemala
-  CGC Project – Costa Rica
-  AprofeLive – Ecuador
-  Ban on disposables – Colombia
-  ECO-EDUCATION – Chile
-  FLOCUNAT - Natural flocculant – Argentina
-  NIÑEZ TRAS LAS REJAS – Bolivia
Sebastián Zulueta, the Executive Secretary of America Solidaria International expressed his gratitude to all the young applicants: "You are the cry to a sleeping continent that knows that poverty cannot wait, that the planet cannot wait. You are a youth that proves that you take decisions today - and not tomorrow - and act to transform the reality that is harming us. You are an invitation for the adult world to go faster, as fast as you, and in coordination with you. Don't stop at what you have done... unite and form a continental movement that will be a healing and unstoppable tide, that brings all people together.
The selected teams will participate along with other young people from the continent in a series of training activities to be held in the Chilean capital from 20 to 26 November, culminating in a seminar in ECLAC's Raúl Prebitsch Hall, where they will present their proposals to national and international authorities.