IAF grantee Asociación Seres (SERES) is among the three laureates that will receive the UNESCO-Japan Prize at a ceremony in Paris on Nov. 5. This award, which premiered this year, recognizes achievements by individuals and organizations furthering education in sustainable development. Joining SERES in the winners’ circle are the Centre for Development of Early Childhood, Non-Formal and Informal Education of Indonesia; and rootAbility of Germany. Honorees receive US$50,000 toward their mission and travel expenses for their representatives to attend the award’s ceremony.
SERES is using its IAF grant to train 1,500 young Guatemalans and Salvadorans in the skills necessary to improve conditions in their communities, so that Central Americans are more apt to chose stay put rather than migrate.
Talk about community-led development!