Our second course of the year on Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics in Spanish has started! The course is being co-facilitated by Youth Projects Coordinator Christine Lacayo and Earth Charter Young Leaders, Itxaso Bengoetxea from Spain and Karen Proa from Mexico. We are excited for the rich diversity of participants coming from various Latin American countries such as Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, and Guatemala. Throughout the course participants will expand their knowledge and skills on certain themes such as leadership, ethics, sustainability, Earth Charter principles, Eco literacy, Systems Thinking, and how to successfully design and implement a workshop in their community.
This course is designed to train young people around the world, from the ages of 18-35, on how to become active leaders in their community towards a more just, sustainable, and ethical world. Our goal at the end of the course is to successfully strengthen confidence in leadership for sustainability, enhance participant’s consciousness to contribute to the greater good, inspire like-minded individuals to collaborate across borders and to carry out their work in their communities!
Alumni of this course have the opportunity to become an Earth Charter Young Leader (ECYL). This programme is a year-long leadership opportunity to serve as a focal point in the Earth Charter Youth Network to mobilize and engage other young people around the Earth Charter vision and principles.
Our first course of the year in English ended in March 2018 with all 21 participants successfully implementing their workshops. See below for some examples of their workshops:
- Ecoliteracy and Systemic Thinking for Environmental Conservationists at The Nigerian Society of Environmental Conservationists by Earth Charter Young Leader, Rufai Balogun.
- Sustainability, Trash, Habits, and Consciousness by ECYL Monserrat Carvajal and Nani Caraveo for 10 youth along the coast in Cancun, Mexico.
- Ecoliteracy and Systems Thinking for College transitioners in Nairobi for 50 students from the Doulos Leadership academy by Earth Charter Young Leader Mimo Pendo.
- Sustainable Water Usage in Collaboration with the Barbados Water Authority for 200 youth from Barbados by Earth Charter Young Leader, Elon Cadogan.
Don’t miss the deadline to sign up for our next 10-week youth online training programme in Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics. The course will begin on 2 July and participants will need to apply by Monday 4 June!
Email Christine Lacayo, Youth Projects Coordinator if you are interested in registering for our next course: Youthcooridantor@earthcharter.org