Celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development has made us want to highlight areas of good institutional practice related to the visit of one of América Solidaria U.S.’s board members, Kristen Henry, to Peru and Colombia.
Kristen, who currently serves as the National Service Director at Serve DC- The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism visited some of our project sites in Lima and Bogota, led by América Solidaria Peru and Colombia respectively. She met with some of the volunteers working in these cities and shared and exchanged important experiences, opinions, and views with executives and members of the respective Boards of Directors in both countries.
“The visits have been extraordinary! I really appreciate how welcomed I felt and how I was able to get to know our on-site projects, professional volunteers, and members of the Boards of Directors and Executive Team in Peru and Colombia. This experience has without a doubt given me so much insight into the work we are doing in the continent.”
These instances of exchange and learning between the top managers of América Solidaria at a regional level make up an important opportunity for construction as a leading organization working in our continent.
As the Director-General of UNESCO has said, our cultural diversity is a stimulator of creativity. Investing in this creativity can transform societies. It is our responsibility to develop education and intercultural skills in young people to sustain the diversity of our world and to learn to live together in the diversity of our languages, cultures and religions, and to bring about change.
In América Solidaria we have a long mission ahead of us, and we are happy to have directors who are so committed and generous, both as professionals and as human beings, who will be there to help us achieve our goals in the future.