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More Opportunities for Indigenous Youth in Guatemala

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Start project:
  • 2017
Donors:
  • Kerk in Actie
Partners:
  • CEIPA (Centro Ecumenico de Integracion Pastoral)

The goal of this project is to help provide more opportunities for young indigenous people, so that they can exercise their political, social, cultural and productive capacities. This will be achieved by strengthening capacities and skills among groups of rural youth in Retalhuleu, with the ultimate goal of finding sustainable livelihoods, as well as strengthening citizenship and leadership with identity.

In Guatemala, 22% of young people study and don't work, while 12% study and work. Furthermore, 41% do not study but work and the remaining 25% neither study or work.

Data taken from the National Employment and Income Survey indicate that the population group facing most challenges when it comes to finding employment are young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, a high percentage of them live in rural areas.

In this context, the young are impelled to find other options to generate economic resources to satisfy their basic needs, contribute to their families or continue their studies. In addition, given the social and political conditions of the country, it is necessary that young people start to become involved in social participation and decision making spaces through actions that contribute to their overall development, but also to solving their current problems.

Forest Governance in REDD+ and FLEGT: Mayan Biosphere Reserve

ACOFOP is a community-based association made up of 24 peasant and forest organizations that through Good Community Forestry Management, ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: Mayan communities, Guatemala

The Forest Governance Project, financed by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: MAPF

The Forest Governance Project, funded by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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