IOM HELPS TEENS EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO DEBATE ON MIGRATION


Date Publish: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) helped promote the right of participation of at least 100 teenagers from El Salvador who represented their institutes in the III Inter-School Tournament, which had Migration as its main topic, and was organized by Glasswing International.

IOM staff participated Judges, which allowed them to hear the views of the teens on topics such as Migration and the National Economy; Risks of Irregular Migration and Migration Contributions to the Salvadoran Culture. The teams of high school students who participated are part of Glasswing’s Debate Club and come from seven public schools stationed in areas with high levels of social violence.

The Debate Club initiative is part of the Youth and Community Development Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. IOM was invited as a jury under the cooperation agreement signed with the USAID project SolucionES.

The SolucionES Project’s has been executed since 2012 with members from various non-governmental organizations in 55 communities from five municipalities of El Salvador.

The Debate’s award ceremony was attended by the Vice President for International Programs Glasswing, Celina de Sola; EDUCA HOY’s Program Manager from El Diario de Hoy, Laura Diaz; the Director of the Office of Democracy and Governance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Adam Schmidt; and IOM’s Public Information Officer for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Alba Miriam Amaya.

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For more information, please contact IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Email: [email protected]