Let’s imagine for a moment the life of Carlos, a 17-year old student attending high school in Latin America. Right after school, Carlos goes straight to the auto repair shop close to his house, where he works part-time. In a few words, Carlos is a "YES-YES", a young person who goes to school and goes to work. Although the high proportion of NEETs in Latin America is indeed … [Lee más...] about What if we talk about the YES-YES?
by Emiliana Vegas It is a paradox. Paris, the city where the historical COP21 agreement was signed, has experienced in the last couple of days the effects of climate change through some of the worst floods in more than 30 years. Rainfall has been such that the Louvre Museum, the most visited in the world, was forced to close to protect art pieces from the torrential … [Lee más...] about Floods in the Louvre, climate change and an army of 117 million students
Written by Elena Arias-Ortiz and João Marcelo Borges With the energy of an 18-year old, Valeria Ferreira Moreira wakes up at 5 a.m. everyday to go to the gym. By 8 a.m., she arrives to her office at a real estate firm where she is working her first job. “I am really happy! Before, I had to go my internship in the morning, then I had school in the afternoon followed by … [Lee más...] about “Never stop dreaming, never stop studying”
Written by Emiliana Vegas Gustavo Dudamel was five when he already had his own orchestra. He played a vinyl record with Beethoven's Seventh Symphony on his father´s turntable, and waved his arms holding his baton —a piece of wire—, to conduct the dolls that he had carefully arranged around his grandmother´s courtyard. He was as passionate and enthusiastic as he is today … [Lee más...] about How far can a “poor” child go?*
For several months, from the IDB Education Division, we have been holding the #Glassesoff campaign, which seeks to raise awareness on gender and education. Through it, we managed to approach the issue from different perspectives: listing numerous initiatives to raise awareness against stereotypes, presenting results on a Mexican program to prevent dating violence, … [Lee más...] about What do you think when we mix gender with education?