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After signing an important agreement, Fundación Telefónica’s Youth Organization will start collaborating as a strategic partner with “Obra: Alianzas por la juventud (Alliances for Youth)” developed by Cedro along with another 21 public and private Peruvian organizations.
Lima, 24 April 2012.- Estimates show that over 2 million youths in Peru believe they could earn more money if they started their own business. However, according to the First National Peruvian Youth Survey, 71.7% of them lack the required funding to carry out their business initiatives.
Faced with this reality, Fundación Telefónica, through its Youth Program, signed an agreement in order to become one of the strategic partners of “Obra: Alianzas por la juventud”. The project comprises 21 organizations that encourage youth entrepreneurship, better educational opportunities, and a healthy lifestyle among young people aged 15 to 29 years, in rural and urban areas.
Thanks to this agreement, the 1,247 members of Fundación Telefónica’s Youth Program, as well as those that will join in the future, will have the opportunity to attend the national workshops and meetings to promote digital literacy, decent youth employment, and new businesses, among other issues. At the same time, the companies comprising “Obra: Alianzas por la juventud” will offer funding to the young entrepreneurs who wish to engage in innovative projects.
The aim is to increase the impact of successful social interventions, and to promote a collaborative learning approach between public and private institutions that share the same goals. Thus, it will be possible to continue to increase the constant flow of knowledge, benefiting young people.
The initiative originated after a public address by Barack Obama
The network “Obra: Alianzas por la juventud” is an initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), launched in 2009 by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Its objective is to build alliances between state entities and the private sector, to raise the level of reflection on issues related to young people in risky situations, in order to improve their education, their employment prospects and their ability to face life.
The project was launched after a speech delivered by US President Barack Obama in the Summit of the Americas, which took place in 2009, where he stressed the need to focus efforts on broadening educational and employment opportunities for the Latin American youth.
In this sense, the IYF, with the support of the USAID, developed an international program called Obra. After several months of work on the elaboration of an Action Plan, and the compilation of successful experiences, Obra: Alianzas por la Juventud, was launched to the public.