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Empowering Youth, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

March 2015

This project has been running for nearly eighteen months with the aim of reducing violence in the community.


The idea is to run leadership courses for young people, some of whom have been victims of violence, and prepare them to be ‘leaders for peace’. The workshops are designed to give the participants the tools to not only help themselves, but to help others.


Mission exposure is also part of the programme.  Participants have opportunities to work within their communities in such ways as visiting homes, organising activities for children and youth and promoting dialogue and discussion.  

(Medical Mission Sister Maigualida Riera - back row, third from left)                                                                                                                                  

Sr Maigualida Riera

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