August 10, 2018

CWY facilitating the CONFIO Regional Youth Conference in Honduras

guatemalaAs a sub-contractor within Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC)’s Preventing Irregular Child Migration in Central America (PICMCA) project, CWY is working closely with project partners, CCFC, ChildFund International and Educo to strengthen youth participation and engagement in the project activities. PICMCA is designed to improve the well-being of children and youth (boys and girls, men and women) ages 6-24 who are at risk of irregular migration in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua and is funded by the Government of Canada.

The CONFIO Regional Youth Conference taking place between August 9 -14, 2018, in Honduras, brings together 30 youth from these countries. During the conference, they are engaging with representatives from regional and international bodies such as UNICEF, IOM, and local and national representatives and authorities on the topic of safe spaces for youth participation and civic engagement as well as discussing the Women Safety Audits they conducted in their respective countries. There will be a celebration activity to mark International Youth day on August 12 as well as a youth declaration on the United Nations theme, which is creating Safe Spaces for Youth. The Conference marks the establishment of the CONFIO Youth Network designed to play a role in recruiting and training other youth in project communities on the risks of irregular migration and the alternatives (youth participation and civic engagement, youth employability and entrepreneurship) over the life of the project.

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Following the conference, youth will return to their communities to implement other project activities, including youth forums and awareness campaigns that will be held at the local, national, and regional level.

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Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

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Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336