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Young Basque volunteers promote playful and social activities among the children of Peru

08/02/2017

Children of Lurigancho, in Peru, with Basque volunteers (photo Irekia)
Children of Lurigancho, in Peru, with Basque volunteers (photo Irekia)

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In Lurigancho the Basque volunteers stimulate motor skills of girls and boys from 3 to 5 years. "We have to adapt to different environments and work situations," they say. Cooperating Basque Youth is a initiative promoted by the Youth epartment of the Department of Employment and Social Affairs of the Basque Government.

Lurigancho, Peru. The Basque Cooperative Youth missions organized by the Basque Government carry out their activities normally in various parts of Central and South America, Africa and Asia. They are tasks related to children, the elderly, the environment and social services. Bea, Lain, Miren and Maitane are some of the components of these expeditions that these days promote playful and social activities among the children of the locality of Lurigancho, Peru. They stimulate that childhood in skills for girls and boys from 3 to 5 years.

"We adapt to different environments and work situations," explains Maitane Erauzkin, a member of the Basque Cooperating Youth, promoted by the Youth Department of the Department of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government. The teaching of environmental conservation and sustainability is added to the task of promoting children.

100 young Basques participate this summer in development cooperation tasks in Central America, Asia, South America and Africa. The Cooperative Basque Youth is a program that this year turns 25 years old. Its aim is to raise awareness about solidarity and cooperation among young people in the Basque Country.

Some of the destonations this year's participantes are going to be are Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, San Ignacio de los Moxos, Pereira, Floridablanca, Medellin, Manta, Quito, Cebu, San Lucas Toliman, Chimaltenango, Jutiapa, Burdwan, Bishrail, Mumbai, Kisumu, Chacahua, Oaxaca Of Juárez, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Tenejapa, Chiapas, Maputo; Macia, Manica, Masaya, Puerto Cabezas and Waspam, Cusco, Huancayo, Lima, Lurigancho, Ayacucho, Cuzco, Piura, Tacna, Cutervo, Lurigancho, Collique, Collique, Yungay, Huancayo, Santo Domingo, Kebemer, Longa and Fanaye regions.

The 100 individuals have been selected by a tribunal of the Basque NGDOs. They have information and guidance on development cooperation projects in which they will integrate during their experience as cooperators. The expenses of the program are borne by the Basque Government and its Direction of Youth, Department of Employment and Social Policies, and the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation.



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