Paraguayan youth participated in exchange in the United States
As part of the Youth Ambassadors program run by Fundación Paraguaya together with the United States Embassy, 15 young countrymen experienced a cultural exchange for 3 weeks in the cities of San Francisco and Washington DC. There were 13 adolescents between the ages of 15 to 17, plus two 22-year-old mentors who participated in an international training on youth leadership and community development. During their time there, they stayed with host families, and now, after what they have experienced, the 13 teenagers will be devoted to carrying out community projects in their respective cities, always with the guidance of the 2 mentors.
The Young Ambassadors program is one of the exchange programs of the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The State Department implements the programs through the Embassies of the United States in each country; In Paraguay, the program is managed and implemented by Fundación Paraguaya, together with the Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of the United States, with the support of the Friends of the Americas organization.
The program selected 13 young leaders at the country level, who received a full scholarship to carry out the cultural exchange in the northern country, where they represented our country and participated in leadership training and development of community projects. The young people received training in management tools and project execution, so that once established in our country, they can implement their social undertakings in their cities.
The Young Ambassadors are from Asunción, Luque, Ypacaraí, Pedro Juan Caballero, Capitán Miranda, Itaguá, Limpio, Ciudad del Este, Villa Elisa and Yhú.