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    Youth Voices: The change begins when you decide that things should be different

    This year’s International Youth Day Celebrations in Quetzaltenango were driven by a passion for change. “You junjun kyeye k’ij you jalin, kk’amome June tb’anel k’olb’eb’l toj tb’i qajwil, former toj tb’i June k’loj ku’xin ajk’ojla in chi aq’unan tib ‘aj tx’ixpu’b’l, jun chjonte kye xjal b’inchante xi lu ku aq’untl tun txokb’il saj kq’ob qeye,

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    Uniting efforts for a common goal: new partnerships for SERES

    Something we ask those who are in the work of civil and social organizations is why there are so many NGOs that are not working together, who are focussing on their own issues and localities? Why not join forces? This has been one of the key questions that has guided the work being done at

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    How to keep development programs grounded in the local

    It should be a question we reflect on with frequency in any good development organization. Are we truly keeping things grounded in the local? Do our programs reflect the beneficiaries’ thoughts, hopes and ideas in a real way? Are they the drivers of their own social change? Are we who live and work in developing

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    Citizen Journalism empowers us to be Social Detectives

    Citizen Journalism is an alternative communications tool where the reporters themselves are the protagonists, processing and dissemination content through alternative means such as social and digital networks and collaborative environments. This summer, I received a scholarship to join an 11-day Citizen Journalism course with the youth movement organization Global Platform in El Salvador. Global Platform offers courses that empower

  • SERES Youth Facilitator César Recínos, pictured left, adds his voice to the 200+ organizations that gathered to plan for COP22 in Morocco in November, 2016.

    SERES Facilitator joins Vulnerable Central America COP 22 planning meeting in Honduras

    Berta Cáceres, a 44-year old environmental activist from Honduras, was tragically murdered in March 2016 for her environmental activism. Throughout her life and in her death, she brought to light on a global scale the deep environmental and social challenges that continue on in Central America. Central America, a resource-rich and beautiful land stretching from