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    Despite great odds, young Guatemalan female leaders grow within SERES

    “Equality is still utopic in most cases for young Mayan women. This is clear in the Guatemalan society where prejudices and stereotypes surround any woman walking down the streets in her traditional indigenous dress. Especially in the most important neighborhoods, in the most important Guatemalan cities.” This was noted by Abigail Quic, a young female

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    Festival ECOJUVEM

    Active ECOJUVEM leaders receive their accreditation and a diploma on behalf of the SUCHITOTO INTERSECTORAL BOARD OF ENVIRONMENT. “El Milagro” “El Milagro” community dressed for a celebration of the Maize festivities and the international Youth day, with their first cultural festival, where other ecological groups and institutions of Suchitoto were invited. The ecological group ECOJUVEM

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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