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Ander Añibarro: "The summer actions of the Basque Cooperating Youth in Asia, Africa and America are developing satisfactorily"

2018 August 9
  • The Director of Youth of the Basque Government highlights the "splendid reception and work in local communities; the objectives will be perfectly fulfilled"
  • Twenty NGDOs direct child and women's promotion projects, education and infrastructure in Asia, Africa and America.

Vitoria-Gasteiz (BC), 2018 08 09

"The actions and projects of development cooperation for the promotion of children and women, education and infrastructure that this summer develop 99 components of Basque Youth Cooperating in Asia, Africa and America, are developing successfully." The director of Youth of the Basque Government, Ander Añibarro, highlights the "splendid reception and work in the local communities in which they participate".

"Every day we have news of the advances in the cooperation programs promoted by the NGDOs and supported by us. Today we have great images of La Paz in Bolivia with the Cecasem organization; from Ecuador where the Jesuits promote aid to refugees; from the NGO Haurralde in Mozambique, from Cameroon with the Hospitaller Sisters; and from Honduras with the organization Serso San Viator" details Añibarro.

For three months, the different Basque youth cooperating groups -70% of them are women- carry out development cooperation tasks. They participate in different projects of 20 Non-Governmental Organizations for Development-NGDOs in America, Asia and Africa.

The activities in which the group of Basque Country cooperators participates for three months focus on water and sanitation provisions, education for children, empowerment and training of women, infrastructures, health training, care for the elderly or preparation of education centers. The countries of destination of the various projects of the NGDOs are Colombia, Peru, the Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Haiti, Senegal, Mozambique, Cameroon and Mexico.

The hundred Basque young people were selected from among almost 700 who held various meetings during the weekends developed in winter in the Araba town of Barria with those responsible for the projects.

The Non-Governmental Organizations for Development that organize aid projects supported by the Basque Government are: Edex Community Resource Center, Passionist Sisters, Serso San Viator of Euskal Herria, World Rural Forum, Ayuda Más Foundation, Xenofobiaren Aurka Taldea, Berdinak gara, International Solidarity, Haurralde Foundation, Architects without Borders, Benito Menni Foundation, Medicus Mundi Bizkaia, Ayuda en Acción, Hegoaizia, Manuel Iradier Africanist Association, Taupadak, Southern Mozambique, Juan Ciudad Fundazioa GGKE and the Youth and Development Foundation.



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