By Ytannia Wiggins The A Ganar 2016 graduation was the biggest event thus far for the A Ganar program in its three-plus years of existence in Barbados. Hosted at the Hilton Barbados, over 350 persons including the Minister of Education, the Honorable Ronald Jones, representatives from the Inter- American Development Bank, Partners of the Americas, and other institutions, … [Read more...] about A Ganar Barbados Graduation 2016 – A Walk to Remember
Like both my parents, I am an engineer by profession. I was born and grew up in Haiti where I attended an all-girls catholic school. I was exposed to the world of construction from a very early age, either at my mother’s office where, as an architect, she would draw large blueprints for commercial buildings and houses, or on our occasional visits to actual construction … [Read more...] about Hey, Aren’t You the Flag Girl?
If you had told me two years ago that my tourism project would lead me to be part of a team filming a video in a music studio, I wouldn’t have believed you. But that is precisely what happened, together with Jamoi, one of several young Jamaican men who had turned his life around with this project – a project which combined sustainable tourism in Jamaica and at-risk … [Read more...] about How Sustainable Tourism in Jamaica Opened Doors for Youth
In Latin America and the Caribbean, about one in every five youth between the ages of 15-24 is neither in school nor in the workforce. This amounts to roughly 25 million young people whose situation is affecting not only their present and future earnings, motivation and self-esteem, but also their society’s economic outlook and well-being! Are these “unattached” youth a “lost … [Read more...] about How can we help “unattached” youth transition into the work force?
by Guest blogger, Jennifer Doherty-Bigara Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators