In Colombia, the USAID-funded Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 with a series of events throughout the month to inspire creativity, build solidarity, and generate interest in YRA.
In Bogotá, Cali, Quibdó, and Cúcuta, community members gathered to paint murals depicting positive messages and scenes of prosperity, helping to build bridges by bringing together different groups of people who do not often interact.
Employment and entrepreneurship fairs in Cali and Arauca connected youth with opportunities such as vocational training, job openings, and other economic benefits and services. The fairs also offered a platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their products.
In Cartagena, Tumaco, and Riohacha, YRA supported cultural festivals featuring musical performances, sports, and environmental activities promoting social cohesion and the safe use of public spaces.
Additionally, in Cúcuta and Florencia, community members took part in environmental cleanups and tree planting activities, encouraging a sense of collective responsibility and belonging.
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