Tools for Change in Peru: Special Section

Written by  June 18, 2011

Unemployed youth in Lima get a leg up thanks to local volunteers and CUSO-VSO.

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In poor districts of Lima, Peru, Youth Uneployment is high and job-hunting skills are few.  CUSO-VSO volunteers and a Peruvian NGO give them a leg up.

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'Jackelinne's Story' follows a young woman in San Juan de Miraflores, a poor neighbourhood of Lima, Peru, as she works to create a better future for herself and her family.

A new youth employment centre is the result of a collaboration of CUSO-VSO, the Quebec NGO Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l'Outaouais, and the Peruvian NGO Kallpa. It is financed in part by the Canadian International Development Agency and the Quebec Ministry of International Relations.

Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency.

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Andrea Gourgy

Originally from Montreal, Andrea has a hard time staying in one place. After gaining a BA from Western and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Southern California, Andrea hit the road and never looked back. She has worked professionally as a journalist in six different countries, and earned several travel writing awards in the process. Andrea joined the Verge team in 2006.

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