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    Archive for May, 2016

    Investing in the future of the Pacific Alliance: its youth

    By - 23 May 2016

    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 nations and the international community to exchange experiences and identity factors that can assure young men and women’s transition from school to the labor market.

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    When it comes to families: Carpe Diem

    By - 12 May 2016

    Written by Aimee Verdisco

    On May 15th the world celebrates families. And how not to if they provide security and stability. To cite one of my daughter’s favorite books, Big Words for Little People: “Family is where we all belong. Keeping us safe, making us strong.” And research agrees. When asked in surveys around the world what makes people happy, family and meaningful relationships are at the top of the list. Consistently… Everywhere.

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    Let girls learn, let women work

    By - 5 May 2016

    By Mercedes Mateo-Berganza

    Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, called education a “precious gift” we give to the younger generations. This is perhaps even truer for young girls. In recent years, major initiatives such as Let Girls Learn – led by The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama – have been launched to create awareness and improve the state of girls’ education around the world. Read more…