The América Solidaria Foundation in Peru announced the 2018 edition of the América Solidaria Award, which seeks projects aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations, led by technical and university students.
This information was handed out by the organization throughout a press release, informing also about numbers of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) regarding poverty in the country.
“During 2017, monetary poverty in Peru affected 21.7% of the population of the country, a point more than in 2016 when it affected 20.7%”, the press release says. “This has not only caused alarm in Peru but also on the international media, as it is the first time that it has increased in 10 years”, they continued.
For this reason, and the poverty increase in the entire Latin American region, América Solidaria created the América Solidaria Award. This initiative seeks to disseminate social innovation proposals led by young students, and that are being developed in their own communities.
To participate, those interested should be at least 18-years-old, and they can enroll before July 13 on the award’s website. The participants will be able to attend a national event in Lima where they will be able to enjoy workshops and activities for developing their abilities. They will present a project by the end of the day and the winner will receive a capital of $1,000 US dollars to develop it.