What is the cost of violence? Start with the human toll. In Brazil, around 60,000 people are murdered each year, a figure that reaches 29/100,000 inhabitants and is the highest for any country not at war. Ten percent of all homicides in the world happen in Brazil. Add this to the economic costs. Brazil lost almost 4% of its GDP – about US$124 billion - to violence in 2014. This … [Lee más...] about Wired to survive, not to learn
Innovation is one of those words we hear everyday. And while we tend to associate it with the world of tech, startups and Silicon Valley’s companies, it is by no means a concept that belongs only in that field. Nor do all the new transformations that have an impact in people’s lives involve technology. In education, for instance, a wide range of innovative projects have emerged … [Lee más...] about Innovating in education: is it all about technology?
by Rafael Contreras When she was only 17 years old, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. By age 15, Liza Yaroshenko was already a renowned activist for the rights of HIV-positive individuals in her native Ukraine. By 22, Camilo Jimenez had founded the ECOPUNTOS initiative to work towards a greener Colombia through recycling. The world is full of countless … [Lee más...] about Young Leaders: Education to empower
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?
Written by: Emiliana Vegas Education is a high-priority issue for the Pacific Alliance. The heads of state of the member countries —Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru — have recognized that investing in education is key to consolidate this platform and work toward the development of their economies. With this conviction in mind, a dialogue has been initiated between these … [Lee más...] about Investing in the future of the Pacific Alliance: its youth