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In between, some good initiatives – ASOCIACIÓN DE JÓVENES POR RIONEGRO- ANTIOQUIA,COLOMBIA

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Apr

(Español) ASOCIACIÓN DE JÓVENES POR RIO NEGRO - Colombia

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ASOCIACIÓN DE JÓVENES POR RIONEGRO -ASOJORIO - is a group of teenagers and children in a rural community in Colombia which have been working for several years under the slogan 'With Heart, Faith, Creativity and Leadership’. They have proposed to initiate positive social change in order to bring Peace, Harmony and Health - both emotionally and physically to their community by providing access and training opportunities, reinforcing values and youth participation in civic life. The association organizes awareness campaigns, training workshops, promotes art and culture, integration and cultural exchange, in this matter they contribute to build an entrepreneurial, cooperative, supportive, equitable and peaceful community. This 26 and April 27 they are organizing a Festival for Peace, we know that a social reality in many countries is crime and violence; however the work of groups like these can inspire and truly develop long term change in new roots, young citizens.

In between, some good initiatives – L.A. Green Grounds

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Apr

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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L.A. Green Grounds is initiative taking place in South Los Angeles and beyond that was established in 2010. They advocate for access to healthy fresh food in communities that have scarce access to it. Some of their work includes converting residential lawns into communal edible gardens, as well as being active and speaking up about multiple subjects such lack of healthy foods, injustice, poverty, etc. In addition they organize and participate and events to create awareness and educate people about these issues. The initiative works in a volunteer-grassroots base, they are a wonderful case that shows how if people come together to work for a great cause change can happen and influence the life of many in positive ways. Up till now they have installed more than 27 gardens and continue reaching out for more. Keep up the great work!

Hero Report- Tribute to Firefighters

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Apr

HERO REPORTS

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Through this little story and a photograph of a statue that is located close to a Fire Station in the center of Puerto de Veracruz I would like to pay tribute to firefighters. This figure represents the courage in each of them, as well as the calling they have taken passionately in order to provide assistance to their fellow citizens when needed. THANK YOU for your great work.

In between, some good programs – Design for Change

31

Mar

Global

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Design for Change is a global movement that originated in India, the initiative focuses on children as agents of change and gives them a four step challenge –FEEL, IMAGINE, DO and SHARE– in order identify and implement solutions to social problems. Design for change empowers kids and their untainted imagination to act and intervene on what they perceive as an issue. It is fantastic to see initiatives that support and incentive kids at early age to be the change they wish to see in this world. Visit their website, check out many projects implemented by youngsters around the globe, get inspired and take a part.

Hero Report- Scouts de Zacapa Grupo 2

27

Mar

HERO REPORT

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This little story is to recognize Group #2 of the Scouts in Zacapa for their hard work. A few months ago I found a note of them in the newspaper which highlighted their efforts in order to try to clean up and put back to a natural healthy condition one of the rivers in this department. I think it is worth mentioning their intentions and accomplishment of doing so which have translated into an asset for the commonwealth. This story confirms my thoughts about the honest, humble and generous people of Zacapa. The values that these kids are learning today will be those that will impel the cultural and social development of our beloved department. Thank you for continuing the good fight.

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