• Laying the Foundations for a Bright Year for SERES

    Thirty-one participants from across Guatemala and El Salvador recently took part in SERES’s 2018  Annual General Assembly, which ran between the 23rd and the 25th of March. A key event in the SERES calendar, the Assembly took place in the lush, green surroundings of San Rafael Las Hortensias, a training center located near Santiago Sacatepéquez,

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  • Youth Voices: The change begins when you decide that things should be different

    This year’s International Youth Day Celebrations in Quetzaltenango were driven by a passion for change. “You junjun kyeye k’ij you jalin, kk’amome June tb’anel k’olb’eb’l toj tb’i qajwil, former toj tb’i June k’loj ku’xin ajk’ojla in chi aq’unan tib ‘aj tx’ixpu’b’l, jun chjonte kye xjal b’inchante xi lu ku aq’untl tun txokb’il saj kq’ob qeye,

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  • SERES Facilitator joins Vulnerable Central America COP 22 planning meeting in Honduras

    Berta Cáceres, a 44-year old environmental activist from Honduras, was tragically murdered in March 2016 for her environmental activism. Throughout her life and in her death, she brought to light on a global scale the deep environmental and social challenges that continue on in Central America. Central America, a resource-rich and beautiful land stretching from

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  • Gatecrashing the party – Julio Tojín arrives uninvited

    Julio Tojín Vásquez is a 21-year-old young man from Uspantán, Quiché. His great charisma and gracefulness makes him stand out from the crowd. He possess remarkable speaking abilities and great communications skills. We had the opportunity of interviewing him for SERES’s Annual Meeting and here’s a copy of our conversation: Do you like to read?

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  • What do our young people say? New formations in youth governance create space for change

    Listening to the incredible ideas of youth is vital, especially in countries like Guatemala that are defined by a high youth population who will be the drivers of future social, political, and economic change. Through the establishment of formalized youth governing bodies in regions of Guatemala, their voices are given form and structure in local

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