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Patricia Escuté and Eva Muro, young basque volunteers, develop in Guinea Conakry, with the Africanist Association, the "Yhangal Bantal Brouwal" project for the empowerment of rural women

2022 August 3
  • 82 Cooperating Basque Youth Components assigned to 31 social projects in Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Gabon, Guinea, Rwanda and Uganda.
  • They carry out work in education, teaching, sports, health, agronomy, environmental sciences, music, social work, cooking, psychology, children and teachers.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2022 08 03

Patricia Escuté and Eva Muro, young Basque volunteers, are participating these days in the "Yhangal Bantal Brouwal" project, promoted by the NGO "Manuel Iradier Africanist Association", to promote development based on the empowerment of women in the rural municipality of Brouwal, Guinea Conakry. The initiative financed through an agreement with the Araba Territorial Council and with the support of the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government in its Cooperating Basque Youth program

The Manuel Iradier Africanist Association has designed the work of Patricia Escuté (Bilbao) and Eva Muro (Donostia-San Sebastián) who travelled to Guinea Conakry last Sunday, July 24, where the project in which they live their volunteer experience is developed.

"Yhangal Bantal Brouwal" contributes to the development of this Rural Community in Guinea Conakry from the personal, social and economic empowerment of women. It is an initiative promoted by the Manuel Iradier Africanist Association through its local partner "Action pour la Santé et le Développement en Guinée (ASD-G)", with the collaboration of the "Telimele" socio-cultural Association, made up of the Brouwal diaspora in the Basque Country, in its second year of execution.

The actions undertaken in 2021 are now undergoing a second phase to improve the living conditions of the entire community by strengthening the technical and organizational capacities of women and increasing their leadership in public spaces.

The promotion of the associative fabric -including the diaspora group-, the improvement of the social position of women with greater incidence of their interests in community decision-making, and the promotion of a model of sustainable and local agricultural production. It includes the protection of natural resources, vital for agriculture, aim to improve food security, community resilience against climate change and the effects of rural exodus, as well as improve social cohesion and solidarity.

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