Saturday, December 4

Young people from Panama Oeste will carry out social projects for the benefit of their communities

A total of 45 young people from the province of Western Panama who participated in the project “Develop Your Life Skills”They will carry out social projects related to the protection of the environment, security, nutrition and preservation of the ecosystem that pose a common well-being for their communities.

To the district of La Chorrera the Minister of Social Development (Mides) moved Maria Ines Castillo to find out in detail the nine projects presented by these youth leaders and give them their certificates of completion of a project that gave them tools and trained them as agents of change.

The courses were given to Young People from Panama Oeste will carry out social projects for the benefit of their communities en the townships of Beehive Plan together with strategic allies such as Bac Credomatic and the Santander University, that provided the young women with tools to face the adversities that arise in the environment in which they operate.

The projects are related to donating blood, planting trees, implementing community gardens, recycling, garbage disposal, and campaigns aimed at reinforcing biosecurity measures among students.

The interesting thing is that each of the initiatives is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) that seek friendly cities and establish a route to combat hunger and poverty.

Prior to the delivery of the certificates, Hillary Bolívar, 26, presented her group’s initiative that consists of donating blood. In his presentation he addressed the need to perceive the donation as a citizen action that saves lives. His presentation was accompanied by a talk by a couple of doctors who explained everything related to blood transfusion.

The work that these young people will carry out includes digital materials, video production and strategic alliances that seek to promote citizen participation.

The minister assured that the program developed by the Mides National Youth Coordinator is training responsible leaders with their environments capable of identifying problems and solutions of sensitive issues.

“These spaces where you are the protagonists allow you to empower them and awaken in you that creativity, participation and leadership that are required to develop good ideas.”

The activity was attended by the mayor of La Chorrera, Tomás Velasquez, directors of the Santander University and local authorities.

The projects presented were; Roots of Change; Cleaner, more health; Maternal malnutrition; Donating Lives; Health Education; Increased security in our community; Keeping Smiles; Community well-being for the ecosystem and Envionmentalits.

The National Youth Coordination develops participation and training projects throughout the country hand in hand with 60 youth organizations, duly registered in the ministry’s database.

The program has benefited young people from the provinces of Herrera, Coclé and Veraguas, Los Santos, Panamá Oeste and other provinces.